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In 1630 The First Lemonade Drink Debuted In Paris

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Lemonade Day

Not only is  time to enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade, but more importantly, it is a day to give youth an opportunity to experience the taste of success.

Through LemonadeDay.org, millions of kids around the nation learn what it takes to run a business in a fun and constructive way.

The days leading up to Lemonade Day are full of preparation by small but budding entrepreneurs. They attend workshops, check their stock and scout out their locations. On Lemonade Day, they will be ready to set up shop and sell the freshest, coolest lemonade their side of the block!

HOW TO OBSERVE

To participate in National Lemonade Day visit lemonadeday.org.

HISTORY

National Lemonade Day was founded by Michael Holthouse in 2007 in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Today he and LemonadeDay.org is partnered with Google to continue to bring the entrepreneur spirit to the youth of the America.

  • Lemonade can trace its origins to the Egyptians when in 500 AD 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 made its debut in 1840 in Naples, Italy.
  • 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 the nonprofit Alex’s Lemonade Stand in 2000 after learning she had cancer and she sought to find a cure. 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 plain lemonade to make commercial pink lemonade.

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