Take lemon juice, add sugar, and carbonate it. What do you get? Lemmy Sparkling Lemonade!
Per the bottle, “since 1939 Lemmy is the original sparkling lemonade drink. For the taste of fresh squeezed lemons, just say “Lemme have a Lemmy.” This vintage-styled, 12 oz glass bottle contains one of the most pucker-inducing lemonades I’ve ever tasted. I mean, just look at that logo… it just oozes with lemon!
What sets Lemmy apart is the ingredient list:
Carbonated water, cane sugar, citric acid, natural lemon flavor, maltodextrin, lemon juice, essential lemon oil, sodium benzoate (a preservative), Yellow #5
There’s a lot of authentic ingredients inside and it shows. Pop the cap and you are greeted with a very strong lemon scent; pleasant, not like a household cleaner.
The flavor is much like I described in the opening paragraph. Clean lemon flavor, but sweetened and carbonated. Very tart, which is often how I like my lemonade. Lemmy doesn’t hold back on the flavor. If you can track it down, at a local niche soda shop or an online retailer like Old 52, we highly recommend you give it a try. This stuff is worlds apart of other products in the same category. Probably the closest we’ve enjoyed is Izze Sparkling Lemon, which is no longer in production.
Currently, the brand’s trademark is held by Orca Beverage Soda Works out of Mukilteo, WA, an outfit that handles a lot of vintage or lost brands. It looks like another company owned the trademark up until 2000, with Orca snapping it up in 2011.
This is a great product. I really wonder what other flavors of lemonade would taste like with the Lemmy approach. I’d be open for trying a Lemmy Pink Lemonade. How about you?
A 12 oz bottle contains 160 calories, 75 mg sodium, and 43 g carbs (43 g sugars).