When Life Hands You Lemons

How do you finish the classic quote “When Life Hands You Lemons” ?

This site that has a huge archive of variations from different people, from  and they’re quite hilarious.

-When life gives you lemons ask for salt and tequila!

-When life hands you lemons make lemonade and find someone else who life handed vodka to, and have a party

-When life gives you lemons alter their DNA and make super lemons!!!

-When life gives you lemons just shut up and eat your damn lemons

-When life gives you lemons sell them on ebay,

-When life gives you lemons, squirt the juice in his eye

-When life gives you lemons, find a kid with a paper cut

Even the comments have some really clever and funny endings to this quote.

If you have your own ending, share it in the comments!

If you actually do want to do something with lemons, particularly Meyer lemons, check out Amy Scattergood’s 100 Things to do with a Meyer Lemon article from the LA Times.


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Katie rox

    When life hands you lemons throw the lemons back at life and demand for cake!

  2. Connie

    When life hands you lemons, make lemonade…..just make sure you have someone who’ll supply the sugar 😉 (Yeah, I thunk that one up after a really big set back yesterday!)

  3. Cheryl

    When life gives you lemons…….barter them as cash for a stress-free life in Bali………….

  4. Britt

    — When life hands you lemons, make orange juice! Then leave the rest of the world wondering how you did it!

  5. sally cameron

    I say make Meyer lemon gelato! I love the recipe in Dessert by the Yard by Sherry Yard. Reminds me I was supposed to make some today and forgot! Will have to make some this weekend for sure, as both my Meyer lemon trees are full of lovely fruit. They are such treasures. I smile whenever I go pick fruit. Some great ideas above!

  6. Tom Saaristo

    When life hands you lemons, be thankful that you didn’t have to pay for them

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Love it! We say that every time we pass by the citrus in the store and think of our lemons at home!

  7. Karen

    When live gives you lemons, take them, because, you know… free lemons!

  8. Laura

    When life gives you Meyer lemons, collect the zest, the juice and freeze them, you never know when the baking mood will strike.

  9. Mikki

    when life gives you lemons, make madeleines! well thats how it works for me here in france…

  10. Ben

    When life gives you lemons, make lemon curd.

    Because it’s a much better use of the lemon.

  11. Tanya

    My favorite from the comments was “When life gives you melons, it means you’re dyslexic.”

  12. Margo

    Make a chicken piccata!

  13. Nancy@acommunaltable

    LOL!!! Just used this line in the title to one of my posts… my solution of course was to preserve them!!

    After the Mexico trip though, I think the response needs to be changed to “grab the salt and tequila”!!!

  14. bunkycooks

    I agree with the happy dance! I am definitely doing that since Kim at RG Bistro sent me some of her Meyer Lemons. Yay! They are sunshine on a snowy day here in Atlanta. 🙂

  15. Phoo-d

    My ending would be:
    When life hands you lemons…do a happy dance and mix a martini!

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