Early references to lemonade date back to ancient Egypt, but its modern-day formula developed after Joseph Priestly, a British theologian, philosopher and chemist, invented carbonated water in 1767. By 1833 the clear and sparkling lemonade we know today became widely available. It’s been evolving ever since…
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SCROLL FORWARD TO 1914
Niko Zandukeli, a talented Georgian chemist and traveller set out for France and returned excited by the refreshing carbonated lemon drink he’d enjoyed there.
Obsessed with perfection, Niko Zandukeli was determined to create his own lemonade recipes by adding bold and original new flavours. Travelling around Georgia, the young Niko befriended fruit and herb farmers and began experimenting with different ingredients. Soon his unique recipes were being sold in pharmacies throughout the land, and fountains and cafes began to pop up as meeting places where Georgians could gather and socialise.
Today the enjoyment of lemonade still sits at the heart of Georgian culture. Happily, these days Niko’s refreshing flavours of lemon, pear, Saperavi grape, tarragon and cream, are available in supermarkets, bars, cafes and restaurants.