Lemonade Squash

lemonade

Lemonade Squash

  • Made In Cyprus, Europe
  • Small & Large Orders Welcomed
  • Door To Door Delivery Worldwide
  • Fast & Friendly Customer Support

Lemons came to Cyprus in the 13th century and now they’re our biggest crop. The special Cyprus lemonade is called Lapithiotiki for Lapithos village, but they’re grown not only in orchards but by the roadsides and in family gardens the length and breadth of the island. We cook with them, we slice them for aperitifs – and we turn them into the finest, sharpest cordial you ever tasted. Beside Cyprus Lemonade Squash, every other lemon squash is a pale imitation.

Here’s a botanist’s description of Lapithiotiki:

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First year twig surface glabrous, second or third year twig surface striate; thorns absent or not persistent; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length short or medium, wings absent. Leaflets one, margin bluntly toothed, shade leaves flat or weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly conduplicate. Leaflets sweetly orange-like or spicy or peppery when crushed. Fruit as broad as long or longer than broad, rind green-yellow (6), yellow (7-10) or yellow-orange (11), rind texture slightly rough (4-5), firmness leathery, navel absent, flesh yellow.

Aren’t you glad you’re not a botanist? Fortunately, there are other ways of looking at the lemon – the artist’s way, the writer’s way and, of course, the epicure’s way.

For as long as humankind has painted and written, lemons have signified wealth. As a tree, they started out in India and were brought overland to Persia (first) and then to the lands of Arabia; the Arabs loved them so much that the gardens of their palaces had lemon groves in profusion – not just so that the ruler could have a slice of lemon in his g&t, but because when in flower they were lovely to look at and the scent held anyone who smelt it in thrall.

It was the Crusaders who brought the lemon to the eastern Mediterranean, to Cyprus where it thrives as though it had been born here, and from Cyprus it made its way to Europe.

Artists have loved it for its colour, it’s dimpled skin, and the way it symbolises wealth and commercial success. Bartenders love it for the qualities it adds to a drink. And cooks love it – in some kitchens, almost no dish goes to the table without, at the least, a dash of lemon juice.

In too many countries, lemon squash is a sad, over-sweetened, pale imitation of what it should be. Lemonade squash should be tart, sharp, thirst-quenching, filled with sunshine and equally filled with fruit.

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Company Info

Contact Person: Nikos Andrea
Mailing Address: Koniele Trading LTD,
Evagorou 6, Dromolaxia, Cyprus 7020
Call/Text: 00 357 97 884776
Company Reg. No: HE343968