Helping while drinking is possible – but how ?
They were created in 2008 – since 2009 they are available – but especially this summer, Lemonaid und ChariTea were “the drinks to enjoy”. Not only because they taste great, but also because the idea of helping social projects witch each bottle you buy, is a very pleasant one.
It all started in a kitchen in Hamburg, when Paul Bethke, Jakob Berndt and Felix Langgeht mixed lime-juice, cane sugar, sparkling water and different other ingredients, until they found the perfect lemonade. After their home-production got inefficient, Lemonaid is now produced in collaboration with a local organic farmer and aims to do more than quenching our thirst.
The name says it all: LemonAID helps !
Each bottle aims to contribute to social change and to make the world a better place through one of our human needs – drinking.
Good taste and social engagement don’t know any season!
At Impact Hub Vienna, Lemonaid and ChariTea are the refreshment-drinks N°1.
Yet, as it got colder outside, and winter arrived, I had to observe that the bottles where switched to mugs filled with hot tea and coffee.
“What a Pitty!” I thought. “They are still delicious – and those projects need our support in winter-time as much as in any other season of the year!”
This is how i came up with the idea of creating a wintery HOT Lemonaid, inspired by its original ingredients, the ones used for punch and my fantasy.
The result is a totally new Lemonaid experience. Warming, if it is enjoyed hot – refreshing as it is carbonated – yet with a fruity and sweet counterpart.
Try it out – be astonished – enjoy
and save the world !
for 4 glasses / mugs
- 0,5 L orange juice
- 1 orange
- 1 blood orange
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 lemon
- 2 TS coconut sugar
- 1 EL punch spices
- 2 x LEMONAID blood orange
Half the citric fruits. Press on half each, peel the other half and cut it into pieces.
In a pot. Heat the orange juice and add the fresh pressed juice, the fruit pieces, sugar and spices. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes.
Poor the liquid tough a sieve in order to separate the juice from the fruit and spices.
Now do either poor the juice
1. back into the pot
2. into a jar
1. HOT LemonAID
After pooring the hot juice into the pot again, add the 2 bottles of Lemonaid, stir and let it heat on the plate for some further 3 minutes. Taste with some more sugar or sirup.
Add some rum, if you feel like it (:
2. SPICED LemonAID
For the spiced Lemonaid, which is enjoyed cold, you might poor the juice into a bottle or jar and allow it to cool down. Only then add the 2 bottles of Lemonaid and stir. Taste with some sugar or sirup and add some fresh pieces of fruit for garnish.
Enjoy and share with other hub members, co-workers, friends and family !