A Summer Treat: Old Fashioned Lemonade!

Posted on June 01 2017

A Summer Treat: Old Fashioned Lemonade!

Ahhh, lemonade! Is there any other drink that reminds you more of summer? I think not...

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.

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