Lemonade

Pitcher of lemonade

Lemonade is any of various sweetened beverages found throughout the world, all characterized by lemon flavor.

Most lemonade varieties can be separated into two distinct types: cloudy and clear; each is known simply as "lemonade" (or a cognate) in countries where dominant.[1] Cloudy lemonade, generally found in North America and India, is a traditionally homemade drink made with lemon juice, water, and sweetener such as cane sugar or honey.[2] A clear lemonade is a lemon flavored carbonated soft drink which first appeared in the UK in 1833, and is also sold in Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It should not be confused with the popular Sprite, a lemon-lime flavored soft drink.

A popular cloudy variation is pink lemonade, made with added fruit flavors such as raspberry or strawberry and more, giving the drink its distinctive pink color.[3] The "-ade" suffix may also be applied to other similar drinks made with different fruits, such as limeade, orangeade, or cherryade.[4] Alcoholic varieties are known as hard lemonade.

History

As lemons and sugarcane are native to India, the Indians first consumed a type of lemonade called nimbu pani.[5]

British Formula One motor racing driver Jackie Stewart drinking carbonated lemonade in 1969

The earliest written evidence of lemonade has been found in Egypt, dated to around AD 1000. It is believed that the fruit was introduced from Asia around AD 700.[6] Here, a wine made with lemons, dates, and honey was enjoyed by peasants, and bottles of lemon juice with sugar, known as qatarmizat were imported and consumed locally.[7]

In 1676, a company known as Compagnie de Limonadiers was founded in Paris.[8] Having been granted monopoly rights to sell lemonade, vendors roamed the streets serving the drink in cups from tanks on their backs.

While carbonated water had been invented by Joseph Priestley in 1767, the first reference found to carbonated lemonade was in 1833 where the drink was widely available in British refreshment stalls.[9] R. White's Lemonade, which is now produced and sold by Britvic, has been sold in the UK since 1845.[10]

Other Languages
العربية: شراب الليمون
asturianu: Llimonada
azərbaycanca: Limonad
башҡортса: Лимонад
беларуская: Ліманад
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Ліманад
български: Лимонада
Boarisch: Kracherl
bosanski: Limunada
català: Llimonada
Cymraeg: Lemonêd
dansk: Limonade
Deutsch: Limonade
eesti: Limonaad
Ελληνικά: Λεμονάδα
español: Limonada
Esperanto: Limonado
euskara: Limonada
français: Limonade
한국어: 레모네이드
Հայերեն: Լիմոնադ
hrvatski: Limunada
Bahasa Indonesia: Limun (minuman)
italiano: Limonata
עברית: לימונדה
қазақша: Лимонад
Ladino: Limonata
Latina: Limonata
Lëtzebuergesch: Limonad
lietuvių: Limonadas
Livvinkarjala: Limonuadu
magyar: Limonádé
македонски: Лимонада
Nederlands: Limonade (drank)
日本語: レモネード
norsk: Limonade
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Limonad
polski: Lemoniada
português: Limonada
română: Limonadă
русский: Лимонад
Scots: Skoosh
Simple English: Lemonade
српски / srpski: Лимунада
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Limunada
Türkçe: Limonata
українська: Лимонад
اردو: سکنجبین
粵語: 檸檬水
中文: 檸檬水