Hand squeezing a lemon into a glass of lemonade

The Best Lemonade for Summer

Whether it's a kindergartener’s first entrepreneurial venture or a handcrafted beverage from a beachside cabana, lemonade is an American classic. At Twisted Alchemy, we believe in playing the hits. But with such a short ingredient list, are there really ways to elevate this classic beverage? Try using our 100% Cold Pressed Eureka Lemon Juice and get back to us.

Lemonade, a refreshing and tangy beverage, has a fascinating history that spans centuries and cultures. The origins of lemonade can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, where it was believed to have been invented around 1000 AD. In these early civilizations, lemons were prized for their medicinal properties and were cultivated for their juice. It is likely that the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians mixed lemon juice with water and sweetened it with honey to create an early version of lemonade. If only our ancestors had access to the ease and simplicity of Twisted Alchemy’s 100% Cold Pressed Eureka Lemon Juice

Lemonade gained popularity and spread throughout the Mediterranean region during the Middle Ages. It was a popular drink among Arab traders and travelers, who brought lemons and the knowledge of making lemonade to different parts of the world, a history eventually culminating in the delicious vodka lemonades so many of us know and love (maybe a little too well…)

In Europe, lemonade was initially considered a luxurious beverage, as lemons were rare and expensive. It was a favored drink among the upper classes, who enjoyed its refreshing and tart flavor. However, as lemons became more accessible and affordable with advancements in trade and cultivation, lemonade gradually became more widely consumed across all social classes. 

The commercialization of lemonade began in the late 17th century when street vendors in Paris and London started selling lemonade from portable stalls much like those that children prop up in their front yards today. Similarly, these early lemonade sellers mixed lemon juice, sugar, and water to create a thirst-quenching beverage that quickly gained popularity. Thankfully for lemonade fans, Twisted Alchemy’s Eureka Lemon Sour Cold Pressed Mixer helps you skip a step.

In the United States, lemonade became a staple during the colonial era. As lemons were not native to North America, colonists imported them and used them to make lemonade, eventually creating the ubiquitous American beverage enjoyed by all.

Over time, various regional variations of lemonade emerged. Some versions included the addition of carbonated water, while others incorporated different fruits or flavors to create unique twists on the classic lemonade recipe. Anyone looking to introduce some variety into their lemonade stand offerings would benefit from a glance at Twisted Alchemy’s cold-pressed, pure juices- might we recommend the addition of Fresh Cold Pressed Watermelon Juice

Lemonade remains a fan favorite today, as the delicious combination of lemon, sugar, and water is sipped by kids on the playground and adults by the pool (with some vodka, perhaps). With an ingredient list this limited, the quality really counts. For a sweet lemonade, we recommend our  Eureka Lemon Sour Cold Pressed Mixer with a splash of sparkling or still water. For tart lovers, we recommend Twisted Alchemy’s 100% Cold Pressed Eureka Lemon Juice with a touch of Twisted Alchemy’s Rich Simple Syrup (coming soon!). No matter how you twist it, it is clear that lemonade is a beloved classic that is here to stay.

Twisted Mint Lemonade

 2 oz Twisted Alchemy 100% Eureka Lemon Juice

1.5 oz Twisted Alchemy Three Citrus Cold-Pressed Mixer

2 oz preferred vodka

Muddled mint

Garnish with mint leaf and lemon slice

Place mint in a glass and muddle. Add Twisted Alchemy juices. Add vodka if using. Garnish with a mint leaf and a fresh lemon slice. Enjoy!

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