Ade (drink suffix)

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A glass of limeade.

-ade is a suffix used to denote a sweetened, fruit– (often citrus) flavored beverage.[1] These drinks may be carbonated or un-carbonated. Widespread examples include lemonade, cherryade,[2] and orangeade.

The suffix has also been used in brand names, including Kool-Aid and Flavor Aid. It is also a popular naming convention with sports drinks, starting with Lucozade, first manufactured in 1927 under the name Glucozade. Other examples include Powerade, Accelerade, Staminade, Sporade, and Gatorade.

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  1. ^ Laura Halpin Rinsky; Glenn Rinsky (2009). The Pastry Chef's Companion: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for the Baking and Pastry Professional. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. p. 3. ISBN 0-470-00955-1. OCLC 173182689. 
  2. ^ Steen, David P.; Ashurst, P.R. (2006). Carbonated Soft Drinks. Blackwell Publishing. p. 4. ISBN 1-4051-3435-6.