Have you heard the latest holiday news? Get ready to pucker up! If you’re looking for a refreshing beverage to whet your whistle, you’re in luck! According to a FIOS1News report published on Aug.18, a refreshing beverage holiday is hours away and Americans are ready to celebrate. If you need a little something to whet your whistle during the dog days of summer, go grab your tallest glass. Aug. 20, 2014, is National Lemonade Day, an annual holiday that celebrates a classic American drink.
While the origins of this holiday are unknown, folks have been enjoying lemonade for centuries! Lemonade is a tart yet sweet drink typically comprised of lemon, water and sugar that happens to be 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 variations.
In honor of National Lemonade Day, some businesses and restaurants will be turning lemons into lemonade by offering special deals on delicious drinks - and some for a very good cause.
National Lemonade Day 2014 Events
Free Lemonade - Participating Hot Dog on a Stick locations will be servin’ up free lemonade in honor of the occasion. Get a regular-sized lemonade at no cost on Aug. 20 – one freebie per customer. Flavors include cherry, lime, lite and original.
Participating Red Robin’s will also be celebrating National Lemonade Day in a great big way. Red Robin restaurants will be hosting lemonade stands in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand which helps raise awareness about childhood cancers. Please stop by for a free Freckled Lemonade sample and for those who donate $5 or more to the cause, you’ll get a fancy yellow bracelet. All proceeds from the Freckled Lemonade event will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Penn Station East Coast Subs will also be celebrating the occasion by giving away refreshing fresh-squeezed lemonade for free – with purchase of any sub. Be sure to mention National Lemonade Day. Penn Station’s signature lemonade, made with hand-squeezed Sunkist lemons, sugar and water, is made in the store several times a day.
Wolfgang Puck Grand Café in Orlando will also be celebrating the occasion. Just mention you saw the blurb on their website and you’ll receive a complimentary Wildberry Lemonade – with purchase of an adult entrée.
If you will be in the Southampton, PA, area, Maggio’s will also be servin’ up lemonade – free of charge – on Aug. 20, 2014. Just stop on by, present the coupon, and get a refreshing glass of lemonade at no cost.
And speaking of refreshing, Hornitos Plata is sharing a delicious lemonade-inspired drink recipe - with a twist. Kick that classic lemonade up a great big notch with this delightful adult drink made with 100 percent blue agave premium tequila – Hornitos Plata.
- 1 part Hornitos Plata Tequila
- 2 parts lemonade
- 3-4 dashes of green hot sauce
- Salt/smoked paprika rim
Rim a shot glass with salt and smoked paprika. Mix chilled lemonade, chilled Hornitos Plata and hot sauce in mixing glass. Pour into shot glass and enjoy!
Happy National Lemonade Day!