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What is lemonade?

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:08 pm UTC
by Weeks
Apparently depending on where you live in the world, if you ask for lemonade you may or may not get a carbonated drink. Discuss.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:25 pm UTC
by freezeblade
I wouldn't call it juice, as most brands of lemonaid from a soda fountain (where it's purchased mostly) and in bottles, contains less than 1% juice. I would call it the following:

A lemon-flavored, sweetened, semi-acidic soft drink (which may or may not contain a small percentage of citrus juice).

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:45 pm UTC
by flicky1991
It's fizzy in England.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:00 am UTC
by Thesh
freezeblade wrote:I wouldn't call it juice, as most brands of lemonaid from a soda fountain (where it's purchased mostly) and in bottles, contains less than 1% juice. I would call it the following:

A lemon-flavored, sweetened, semi-acidic soft drink (which may or may not contain a small percentage of citrus juice).


Proper lemonade is lemon juice and granulated sugar. You're thinking of this stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qsYKKxdRaU

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:07 pm UTC
by karhell
flicky1991 wrote:It's fizzy in England.

Fizzy in France as well.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
by ConMan
It's the thing branded as Sprite or 7-Up in the US. It's also lemon juice, sugar and ice. And "Traditional Lemonade" is a carbonated drink with the flavour and colour of lemon juice.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:49 pm UTC
by Zohar
Slightly disappointed with the lack of a "Recent Beyonce album" option.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:46 pm UTC
by stopmadnessnow
Should it be green as well?

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Squeeze juice from an arbitrary, large number of lemons into an amphora or something. Add water, to taste. Mint leaves are a nice addition as well.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:35 pm UTC
by cphite
Weeks wrote:Apparently depending on where you live in the world, if you ask for lemonade you may or may not get a carbonated drink. Discuss.


Lemonade is lemon juice, water, and sugar.

There are various other concoctions - some of them carbonated - that may be called lemonade by various people; but those people are wrong.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:02 pm UTC
by Flumble
Of course limonade isn't fizzy, that stuff is called frisdrank.
Also I only know it as the sweet fruit-flavoured syrup stuff. There's probably some lemon extract or other acidifier in there to enhance the sweet flavour, but the sweet is always overwhelming.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:10 pm UTC
by Bloopy
If I order lemonade I'll be surprised if it isn't carbonated, but I'll still accept it as delicious lemonade. I might wonder why they don't just call it juice or punch.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:42 pm UTC
by poxic
"Lemon juice", at least around here, means the stuff squeezed straight out of the fruit. Not a highly sought-after beverage. Mostly used for cooking. (Also "punch" tends to mean mixed fruit something beverage sugar maybe booze? Not really descriptive of lemonade.)

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:29 am UTC
by Bloopy
There is such a thing as drinkable "lemon juice" from concentrate, it's just extremely uncommon. But in the context of ordering lemon juice from a restaurant menu, the name ought to work because you wouldn't expect to receive the stuff used for cooking. :wink:

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:09 am UTC
by pogrmman
Where do the people with sparkling lemonade live?

I've never been served a sparking lemonade before (then again, I don't drink too much lemonade).

It's just lemon juice and sugar. That's it. Nothing else is needed.

I've had excellent lemonade with other flavorings in addition to the lemon (like blueberries, mint, and other things), but I've never had sparkling lemonade.

Re: What is lemonade?

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:29 am UTC
by Liri
pogrmman wrote:Where do the people with sparkling lemonade live?

I've never been served a sparking lemonade before (then again, I don't drink too much lemonade).

It's just lemon juice and sugar. That's it. Nothing else is needed.

I've had excellent lemonade with other flavorings in addition to the lemon (like blueberries, mint, and other things), but I've never had sparkling lemonade.

It's mainly a European thing. Like cphite said, they might call it lemonade, but lemonade it ain't.