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1 cup (8 fl oz), lemonade

  • Calories 99
  • Calories from Fat 0.9
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.1g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.015g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.032g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 5mg0%
  • Potassium 37mg1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25.87g9%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 24.73g
  • Protein 0.17g0%
  • Calcium 1mg0%
  • Iron 2mg11%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 16%

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Lemonade is a lemon-flavored drink, typically made from lemons, water and sugar.

The term can refer to three different types of beverage:

``Clear`` lemonade: In many western European countries, the term limonade, from which the term ``lemonade`` is derived, originally applied to unsweetened water or carbonated soda water with lemon juice added, although several versions of sugar sweetened limonade have arrived on store shelves. ``Cloudy`` lemonade: In the U.S., Canada, India and Pakistan (Nimbu Paani), and Iran lemonade refers to a mixture of lemon juice, sugar, and uncarbonated water, although there are many versions which contain artificial flavors instead of actual lemon juice. In Pakistan and India, Nimbu Paani is a common household preparation, made using freshly squeezed lemons, granular sugar, salt, pepper (and other spices as per preferred taste) and is invariably consumed fresh. ``Fizzy`` lemonade: In France, the modern use of the term limonade refers to sweet carbonated lemon soft drinks. Likewise, in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand the term mainly refers to a colourless, carbonated, sweet soft drink containing either natural or artificial lemon flavor, such as Schweppes Lemonade. In Sweden lemonad is synonymous with any carbonated soda, which means that even cola drinks could be offered to someone just asking for lemonade. //


The French word limonade, which originally referred to unsweetened lemon-flavored water or carbonated soda, has since come to mean ``soft drink,`` regardless of flavor, in many countries.

In the UK, the suffix 'ade' means a 'carbonated sweet soft drink'; hence limeade, orangeade, cherryade, etc. Brown lemonade exists in the Northern Ireland region of the UK.

In the Republic of Ireland, lemonade refers to the carbonated, lemon-flavored soft drink (as in the UK) but is further sub-divided into white (clear) 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.

American-style lemonade exists in the UK as a ``homemade`` drink (also called lemonade), 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. Traditional lemonade also comes in powder packages. Variations on this form of lemonade can be found worldwide. In India and Pakistan, where it is commonly known as limu paani or nimbu paani, lemonade may also contain salt and/or ginger juice.

Pink lemonade

Pink lemonade from the Czech Republic

Pink lemonade was a drink used for centuries by Native Americans and enjoyed by whites during colonial times. It was originally made from crushed red sumac berries[1], especially those of the species Rhus typhina, and sweetened with maple sugar, but the ingredients were commercially replaced with cheaper ingredients during the 19th century until the sumac industry no longer existed. Now it is simply lemonade that has been colored with pink food coloring and is sometimes made sweeter. Sometimes artificial flavors and colors are used. Natural sources of the pink color, which may also affect taste, include grenadine,[2] cherry juice, red grapefruit juice, grape juice, cranberry juice, strawberry juice, pomegranate juice or other juices. It is a common misconception that the juice from the pink-fleshed Eureka lemon is used to make pink lemonade; actually, the juice is clear, and only the flesh is pink.

The New York Times credited Henry E. ``Sanchez`` Allott as the inventor of pink lemonade in his obituary:

At 15 he ran away with a circus and fell in love with 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.[3]

However, this is disputed by historian Joe Nickell, who claims that it was Pete Conklin who first invented the drink in 1857 when he used water dyed pink from a horse rider's red tights to make his lemonade.[4]


Jewish lemonade seller in Thessaloniki, Ottoman Empire (pre-1890)

In the U.S., lemonade is usually sold as a summer refresher. It is commonly available at fairs and festivals, known in some regions as a ``lemon shakeup`` with the shell of the squeezed lemon left in the cup.[5] Lemonade was also the traditional mixer in a Tom Collins, but today it is commonly replaced by a bar mix.

UK-style lemonade and beer produce a shandy. Lemonade is also an important ingredient in the