lem·on·ade | \ˌle-mə-ˈnād \

Definition of lemonade 

1 : a beverage of sweetened lemon juice mixed with water

2 British : a sweet, carbonated, lemon-flavored beverage : a lemon soda

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Drinks: Spice up your meal with Nick’s Razor Burn, CH peppercorn vodka and aquavit blended with lemonade and lime juice, or go sweet with a blueberry lemontini served with a sugar rim (both $13). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer," 31 May 2018 With lemonade and cranberry, the Woodford Spire cocktail is about to take over. Rachel Aretakis, The Courier-Journal, "Everything you need to know about Kentucky Derby 2018," 2 May 2018 Consider Conner’s gin-fresh Blackberry Bees Knees with lemonade, blackberry, local honey and a splash of sparkling wine. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Why restaurants in Indianapolis hotels don't have to suck," 12 Apr. 2018 The German car makers have taken it on themselves to make lemonade out of this episode by promoting a zero-for-zero solution—which, by the way, would be a big win for U.S. consumers. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Is Trump’s Car War a Bluff?," 10 July 2018 To Cathleen Bittner, who came to Eaux Claires from Los Angeles without knowing the lineup, the best strategy is to make some lemonade out of the lemons. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eaux Claires Day 1 recap: The 'mystery' lineup is released, and some reply, 'Meh'," 6 July 2018 But if that revelation from the Paradise Papers was giving him lemons, Ross found a way to make lemonade. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "GOP repeats ObamaCare mistakes on immigration," 18 June 2018 Providence sophomore Laila Summers is a real live example of making lemonade out of lemons. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "Baranek: Laila Summers steers Providence on a positive path to state softball finals," 6 June 2018 But, that doesn't mean Chopra didn't make lemonade out of these lemons. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "Is It Normal That Prince Harry Hasn't Met Any Of Meghan Markle's Friends?," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of lemonade

1604, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lemonade

: a drink made usually of lemon juice, sugar, and water

: a sweet lemon-flavored drink that contains many bubbles : a lemon soda


lem·on·ade | \ˌle-mə-ˈnād \

Kids Definition of lemonade

: a drink made of lemon juice, sugar, and water

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