The origins of lemonade can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, where lemon juice was mixed with sugar to make a sweetened drink. However, the modern version of lemonade that we know today likely originated in Europe, where lemons were introduced during the Crusades. The drink was popularized in France in the 1600s, where it was made with sparkling water and lemon juice, and it soon spread to other parts of Europe and the United States. In America, lemonade became a popular drink during the 1800s, particularly during the hot summer months. Today, lemonade is enjoyed around the world and is available in many different varieties, including traditional still lemonade, sparkling lemonade, and flavored lemonade.
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