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Lemonade is a lemon-flavored soft drink. Lemonade is a drink made with lemons. ... Image File history File linksMetadata LemonadeJuly2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata LemonadeJuly2006. ... This article is about the fruit. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ...

The term can refer to two different types of beverage. In the U.S., Canada, Cuba and Italy, lemonade refers to an uncarbonated mixture of lemon juice, sugar and water. In India, lemonade (commonly known as limu (or nimbu) paani) may also contain salt. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely-traded commodity. ...

In Germany, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and much of the rest of the world, the term mainly refers to a colourless, carbonated, sweet soft drink containing either natural or artificial lemon flavor, such as Schweppes Lemonade - (7 Up and Sprite are similar but are lemon-lime flavoured and so arguably not 'lemonade'). For the chemical reaction forming calcium carbonate, see carbonatation. ... Cadbury-Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett) is a chocolate and beverage company with its headquarters in London, UK. Jacob Schweppe developed a method to make mineral water in Geneva, Switzerland in 1783. ... This article is about a soft drink. ... Sprite is a clear soda, lemon-lime flavored, caffeine free soft drink, produced by the Coca-Cola Company. ...



The French word limonade, which originally referred to a lemon-flavoured drink, has since come to mean "soft drink," regardless of flavour, in many languages.

In the UK, the suffix 'ade' means a carbonated sweet soft drink; hence limeade, orangeade, cherryade, etc.

American-style lemonade exists in the UK as a 'homemade' drink (also called lemonade or "lemon crush"), but is only rarely sold commercially under that name. A carbonated version is commonly sold commercially as 'cloudy' or 'traditional' lemonade. There are also similar uncarbonated products, lemon squash and lemon barley water, both of which are usually sold as a syrup which is diluted to taste. A bottle of squash Squash (sometimes called cordial; however, see the definitions below) is a highly-sweetened (and often fruit-based) concentrate, which is mixed with a liquid, most commonly water, before drinking. ... Barley water, usually flavoured with lemon or other fruit, is a popular soft drink in England. ...

In Ireland, lemonade refers to the carbonated, lemon-flavored soft drink[clarify] but is further sub-divided into white lemonade and red lemonade. White lemonade equates to the colourless fizzy lemonade common in many countries, while red lemonade is particular to Ireland. Red lemonade differs slightly in taste from white lemonade and is either drunk neat or as part of a whiskey mixer. Red lemonade is a popular soft drink in Ireland. ... Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ...

In Vietnam, it is called nước chanh, a mix of water, lime or lemon juice, sugar, salt, and is usually not carbonated.

Pink lemonade

Conventionally, pink lemonade is coloured with grenadine.[1] This article is about the color. ... Pomegranate fruit, opened Grenadine is traditionally a non-alcoholic red syrup. ...

The New York Times credits Henry E. "Bunk Allen" Allott as the inventor of pink lemonade in his obituary:

At 15 he ran away with a circus and obtained the lemonade concession. One day while mixing a tub of the orthodox yellow kind he dropped some red cinnamon candies in by mistake. The resulting rose-tinted mixture sold so surprisingly well that he continued to dispense his chance discovery.[2]


U.S. lemonade is usually sold as a summer refresher. It is commonly available at fairs and festivals, often as a "lemon shakeup" with the shell of the squeezed lemon left in the cup.[3] Lemonade was also the traditional mixer in a Tom Collins, but today it is commonly replaced by a bar mix. For other uses, see Tom Collins (disambiguation). ...

UK-style lemonade and beer produce a shandy. Lemonade is also an important ingredient in the Pimm's Cup cocktail, and a popular drink mixer. A popular shandy Shandy (also radler or panaché) is beer flavoured with lemonade or another soft drink. ... This is a popular drink in southern England. ... Drink mixers are the non-alcoholic ingredients in mixed drinks and cocktails. ...

See also

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  1. ^ An Easy to Prepare Old Fashioned Southern Beverage Favorite
  2. ^ "Inventor of pink lemonade dead." (PDF) (in English), New York Times (1912-09-18), p. 11. Retrieved on 2007-09-21. 
  3. ^ Fun at the Ohio State Fair.. In Search of the Perfect Lemon Shake Up

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External links

  • Of the Street Sale of Ginger-Beer, Sherbet, Lemonade,&C., from London Labour and the London Poor, Volume 1, Henry Mayhew, 1851; subsequent pages cover the costs and income of street lemonade sellers.
Henry Mayhew (25 November 1812 - 25th July 1887) was an English journalist and one of the founders of the humorous magazine Punch, and the magazines editor for its beginning days. ...

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