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When Lemonade is Not Lemonade

When is lemonade not lemonade? When you’re an American in the UK.

When I think of lemonade, I think of a drink made from lemon juice and water, sweetened with sugar. I make it at home all the time. Half a lemon squeezed into a glass, a couple teaspoons of simple syrup, and water to fill it up.

So imagine my surprise when I ordered lemonade at a restaurant and ended up with something like 7 Up. I came home afterwards and consulted Wikipedia:

In the United Kingdom and some other English-speaking countries, lemonade is a commercially-produced, lemon-flavored, carbonated, sweetened soft drink (similar to lemon-lime sodas in North America without the lime).

Lesson learned.

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2 Comments

  1. Interesting that it’s different. I never noticed that when I was in the states.
    Hey, least when you bought that lemonade, the price it was labelled as was the actual price you paid 😉

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