if you want to pretend you are in the land of the two johns (waters, hopkins) you will need three things: 1) soft peppermint sticks. *not* candy canes. they need to be the chalky kind. i got some king leo but get whatever brand you want. just remember that they *do* need to be chalky, old skool peppermint sticks that crumble between your teeth when you bite them.
2) lemons 3) a knife
from there, it's simplicity itself. i only made half lemon sticks but to make a proper one, just cut the top off a lemon and jam a peppermint stick into it. maybe you will score the lemon innards first to make it easier to jam in the peppermint stick? i dunno' what you're like. go crazy. live a little.
then the best part. use the peppermint stick like a straw. easy, peasy, squeeze the lemon? yeah, you just might.