National Lemon Juice Day is celebrated once every year on August 29. It is not just about drinking a lemonade – that is available to us every day. On this day, people start seeing lemons more than just lemon juice.
Lemons may be hard to taste on its own, but it makes every drink tastier and healthier. Lemon juice is a go-to drink for wellness, many swear by its medical benefits by drinking half a lemon with hot water every morning. It is also used as a main and supplementary ingredient for many things – ranging from food items to giving your hair a lighter colour.
History of Lemon Juice Day
In 1493, Christopher Columbus first brought lemons to the New World. This is when lemons got popularised. Since then, lemons have been a sign of wealth, and lemon trees were grown outside homes to show affluence and provide fragrant smells to passersby. It came to be known for its bitter taste. Over the years, in the 1800s, a trend developed of naming the children after “Lemon”. True!
Lemon Juice Day has been celebrated for many years now. Here are some of the common uses of lemon:
- Drinks – cocktails, lemon liqueur, soft drinks
- Marinades of fish and meat
- Prevent browning of avocados, apples, and bananas
- Citric acid dissolves the tarnish
- Used in traditional medications, as it is high on Vitamin C
- Warm lemon juice can reduce fever
- Adding honey in warm lemon juice cures sore throat
- Prevent kidney stones
- Promotes digestion and speedy metabolism
Well, the list is endless.
How to celebrate National Lemon Juice Day
Any activity that involves a lemon, you are celebrating it in the right way. Here is how you can add lemon to your meal on National Lemon Juice Day:
Make yourself a Lemon Meal
Try out a Lemon Drop drink by mixing vodka, simple syrup, and of course, lemon juice. For dinner, enjoy a prawn & fish Taco with a squeeze of lemon followed by a lemon-lime tart for dessert.
You can never go wrong with lemons! Celebrate National Lemon Juice Day this year with On the Border for some delicious Tacos with a slice of lemon with a Margarita. Or perhaps try our special Lemon, Lime, and Bitters, a mixed drink with lemonade, lime juice, cordial, and angostura bitters. Cheers!