Who doesn’t love a nice, cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. Whether it’s that refreshing taste or the nostalgia of youth, lemonade just seems like the perfect beverage when the afternoon sun is at its peak.

Today, August 20, is National Lemonade Day, and one noteworthy New York Chef is setting up shop to serve high-end lemonade at his very own sidewalk lemonade stand.



Chef David Burke will celebrate the holiday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. outside of David Burke Townhouse, Fishtail and David Burke at Bloomingdales. Burke’s lemonade will also be available at Giannillo The Salon, a high-end hair salon and at the DOG store, an upscale dog groomer.

Each lemonade stand and restaurant will serve homemade lemonade and a complimentary macaroon for only $1. Flavors of lemonade include: Sugar beet, blueberry pie and Jersey lemonade.

All proceeds will be donated to the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition through Celebrity Catwalk.

David Burke Townhouse
133 E. 61st St.
New York, NY

135 E. 62nd St.
New York, NY

David Burke at Bloomingdales
1000 Third Ave.
New York, NY

Giannillo The Salon
217 E. 60th St.
New York, NY

the DOG store
170 E. 61st St.
New York, NY

If you can’t make it to David Burke - we’ve got some other suggestions.

118 E Bellevue Place
Chicago IL

LUXBAR is offering an adult version of lemonade in celebration of this foodie holiday - their signature Lemonhead Martini.  Normally $11.50 they are offering it for a discount from Friday through Sunday, when it will cost only $5.  Made with Belvedere Citrus, Triple Sec, sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice the cocktail is garnished with crushed Lemonhead candies, a nod to the child in all of us. 

Hash House a Go Go (Multiple Locations)
6800  W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV

Imperial Palace
3535 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV

3628 5th Ave
San Diego, CA

In a year round informal celebration of National Watermelon Month and Lemonade Day Hash House a Go Go will be serving its signature Kiwi Watermelon Lemonade - featured on Travel Channel’s Man V. Food last year - at all locations.  A staple at the restaurant this cocktail is slowly layered with kiwi syrup, lemonade and watermelon juice.  It can be served either with or without vodka - so it is suitable for kids and adults alike!  Let the celebration begin.

If you’re not in the mood to go out in the heat there are some cocktails you can try at home.  For beer drinkers there are a few.  First, “The Classic Shandy.”  Mixing beer and lemonade dates back to 17th century England where beer was flavored with a sweet lemon mixture of offset the quality of the beer.  Generally this cocktail is a mixture of beer, ginger beer, ginger ale or lemonade.  There’s also the “Skip and Go Naked” which is a combination of beer, lemon juice, gin and a dash of grenadine.

For those who prefer their lemonade straight from the blender there’s Daily’s Frozen Lemonade - a frozen pouch that’s able to go from store to freezer to drinking with the slushy taste of a blender drink but without the fuss and mess.  Their newest creation is not for the little ones though as it does contain alcohol.

In retrospect, the first lemonade soft drink made its debut today, August 20th, back in the year 1630 in Paris, France.  Viva La France for bringing us this refreshing drink.