Trivia Time: Old Fashioned Lemonade
Posted on June 01 2017
In honor of June's Fragrance of the Month, Old Fashioned Lemonade, we thought it would be appropriate honor lemonade itself.
Here are a few quick facts:
Its origins traces all the way back to the Egyptians in 500 AD, where lemon juice was mixed with sugar to make a beverage known as qatarmizat.
The first lemonade “soft drink” debuted in Paris on August 20th, 1630. The drink was made from sparkling water and lemon juice sweetened with honey.
Frozen lemonade was debuted in Naples, Italy in 1840.
- The earliest documented lemonade stands were introduced by a young entrepreneur named Edward Bok, who formed them in Brooklyn street cars from 1873 to 1876.
Lemonade stands were first referenced in news media by the New York Times in 1879.
4-year-old Alex Scott started a nonprofit, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, in 2000 after learning she had cancer. She lived only 4 more years and in that short time raised more than $1 million for cancer research. That organization today has since raised more than $25 million nationwide for children’s cancer research.
The “ade” in lemonade means that the product is not 100 percent juice.
- Grape juice is added to *plain* lemonade to make commercial pink lemonade.