Have you heard the latest news? If you’re looking for an ice-cold drink to whet your whistle during the dog days of summer, you’re in luck! According to a KXLY report published on Aug. 18, a refreshing beverage holiday is here and Americans are more than ready to celebrate. Go grab your biggest glass, folks. August 20 is National Lemonade Day, an annual event that celebrates one of America’s favorite drinks – lemonade.
Enjoyed for centuries, lemonade is a tart yet sweet drink that is the go-to beverage of choice for fair-goers. While traditional lemonade is typically made with lemons, water and sugar, today’s lemonade is available in a slew of refreshing flavors perfect for any occasion.
In honor of the occasion, some businesses across the country will be servin’ up some fabulous lemonade deals. Sweet!
National Lemonade Day 2015
Once again, participating Red Robin locations will be celebrating the occasion for a good cause. The chain is not only giving away free lemonade, but is raising funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. Enjoy a free sample of their famous Freckled Lemonade on Aug. 20, 2015. Be sure to donate while you are sippin’ on your drink!
Hot Dog on a Stick locations will also be celebrating the occasion. Thirsty guests who stop in can enjoy a free 12-ounce lemonade of any flavor by saying, “Lemonade for LLS,” in honor of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS.) Upgrade to a super souvenir cup for $3 and one dollar of that money will be donated to support LLS research.
If you happen to be in the Las Vegas area, Calypso Lemonades will also be celebrating National Lemonade Day in a ginormous way! Calypso is teaming up with Terrible Herbst in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Glass of Lemonade featuring its famous Original Lemonade. And if that isn’t big enough – those in attendance can enjoy a nice glass of lemonade after the record has been set. Be sure to stop by Terrible Herbst in Vegas to get in on all the fun from 4 – 6 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2015.
Need a little extra kick in your lemonade? Check out these adult-only lemonade recipes from the fine folks at Hornitos and Nolet’s. Cheers!
- 2 Parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
- 1 ½ Parts Lemonade
- 1 ½ Parts Ginger Ale
- ½ Part Lime Juice
Directions: Combine ingredients in a glass and serve. Garnish with a lemon peel or slice.
Nolet’s Silver Cucumber Mint Lemonade
- 1.25 oz. Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- Cucumber Slice
- 6-8 Mint Leaves
Directions: Muddle cucumber and mint with syrup and juice in a mixing glass. Add NOLET’S Silver and ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.