Fruit Ade Recipes

Here's a collection of soda fountain fruit ade recipes. The tremendous popularity of lemonade remains undisputed, but these sparkling citrus drinks flavored with orange, strawberry, lime, grape, and raspberry flavored soda syrups, are also popular thirst quenchers.

Any of the Fruit Ade beverages featured on this page will taste delicious and refreshing during hot summer weather, or anytime. Make lots, as your guests are sure to ask for refills.

Sparkling Fruit Ade Recipes

The Dispenser's Formulary or Soda Water Guide (1915)

Lemon-Orange Fruit Ade BeverageEnjoy a Refreshing Fruit Ade Beverage
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Fruit Ades are great-tasting old time beverages that really refresh. You'll enjoy them anytime, and they make a great and wholesome alternative to commercial soft drink beverages.

Notice the suggested prices for the soda fountain operator to charge customers. How the times have changed!

Mixed Fruit-Ade

Juice of 1/2 orange, juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 tablespoonfuls pineapple juice, 2 tablespoonfuls powdered sugar, and 1/2 glass crushed ice.

Fill glass with water; shake well and serve with straws. Price—12 ounces, 15 cents.

Orange Cress

Dash Measure

One dash is the liquid equivalent to a pinch. It's about 1/8 teaspoon.

In a 12-ounce lemonade glass squeeze the juice of half a lemon and half an orange, add a dash of cherry juice and 1-1/2 ounces of simple syrup.

Fill the glass about two-thirds full of cracked or shaved ice and fill with plain water. Turn all over in a shaker and mix well. Put in two straws and decorate with a red cherry and a couple of sprigs of watercress.

Fresh Orangeade

Juice of 1 orange, 1 tablespoonful powdered sugar, 3 dashes lemon juice, 1/2 glass fine ice. Fill glass with plain water and shake well. Dress with fruits. Price—10 ounces, 10 cents.

Fancy Orangeade

Orangeade BeverageEnjoy a Refreshingly Homemade Orangeade Drink
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Juice of 1 orange, juice of 1/2 a lime, 1/2 ounce orange syrup, 1 tablespoonful powdered sugar. Mix; shake all well with plain water and quite a bit of shaved ice.

Garnish with a creme de menthe cherry (a maraschino cherry will also do), and a thin slice of orange. Price—12 ounces, 15 cents.

Spanish Blood Orangeade

Dram Measure

One dram measure equals 3/4 teaspoon.

Juice of 1 orange, 1/2 ounce raspberry juice, 1 dram lemon juice, 1 tablespoonful sugar, 1/2 glassful shaved ice.

About half fill the glass with carbonated water, stir, strain into a mineral water glass and fill with carbonated water. A fancy orange soda recipe. Price—10 ounces, 10 cents.

Old Time Limeade

Limeade BeveragesHomemade Limeade Is a Very Refreshing Beverage
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Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into a 12-ounce glass, put in one-half the rind, add 1 ounce of lemon syrup and 2 tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar, fill glass two-thirds full of crushed ice and pour on carbonated water until the glass is nearly full.

Mix by pouring from glass to strainer several times; finally strain into the glass and serve with straws. Price—12 ounces, 10 cents.

Wild Limeade

1/2 ounce of lime juice (or juice of 1/2 lime), 1/2 ounce strawberry juice, 2 teaspoonfuls powdered sugar, 2 dashes wintergreen essence (optional).

Shake with cracked ice, strain and add carbonated water. Price—10 ounces, 5 cents.


This fruit ade recipe spotlights three popular fruit flavors: orange, grape, and raspberry. Take juice of 1 orange, 1/2 ounce grape juice, 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup, and 1 teaspoonful lemon juice.

Mix; add a tablespoonful of sugar and 1/2 glassful shaved ice. Half-fill the glass with carbonated water, stir, strain into a mineral water glass, and fill with carbonated water.

Royal Ruby

2 ounces grape juice, 1 ounce strawberry syrup, 6 rose leaves, 6 mint leaves, crushed well against side of glass with ice, and 1/2 glassful cracked ice.

Stir thoroughly, then add carbonated water and serve in tall lemonade glass. Decorate with creme de menthe (or maraschino) cherries and a slice of lemon. Price—12 ounces, 15 cents.

Strawberry Ade

This soda fountain Fruit Ade recipe with its fresh strawberry juice makes a truly delicious drink.

Juice of 1 lemon, 1 ounce strawberry juice, 1 teaspoonful powdered sugar. Add shaved ice, sake, strain, and fill solid with plain soda water.

Stir and serve with straws. The formula may be improved by adding more sugar to taste. Charge 10 cents for 12 ounces.

Elks' Delight

Juice of half an orange, juice of half a lemon, 1 ounce pure grape juice, 2 teaspoonfuls powdered sugar.

Cracked ice to half fill the glass, carbonated water to finish; shake, serve in 12-ounce lemonade glass. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry. Charge 15 cents.

Lemon-Raspberry Ade

Put into a large soda tumbler 1 tablespoonful of raspberry syrup, 1 tablespoonful of lemon squash, and a lump of ice.

Nearly fill the glass with carbonated water and ornament with a thin slice of lemon and a few red and white raspberries. Drink though straws.

Grape Lemonade

1/2 ounce grape syrup, 1/2 ounce lemon syrup, 7 ounces carbonated water; stir gently with a spoon.

Grape Lemo

For this popular old time fruit ade recipe, use one ounce lemon syrup, 1 ounce grape juice in mineral glass, fill up with carbonated water, stir well and serve.

About the Fruit Ade Beverages

Antique Fruit JuicerEarly Fruit Juicer circa 1900
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Most old time fruit ade recipes call for the juice of citrus fruits like lemon, orange, grape, or lime, with powdered sugar (or simple syrup) to sweeten, and sufficient plain, mineral, or carbonated water to fill the glass. Slices of fresh fruit, cherries, strawberries, and so on are added for garnishing.

Fruit ades are traditionally served very cold with straws in a 12-ounce lemonade glass. A long-handled spoon should be offered when serving beverages containing fruit pieces.

Pharmacy soda fountain operators had a very effective way of promoting these hot weather drinks. They would select a colorful fruit ade recipe and mix up a large punch bowl of the mixture containing ice to set prominently on the marble counter.

A quality bowl of cut glass made the colorful citrus beverage especially attractive to customers. A side arrangement of seasonal fruits and berries along with tempting slices of orange and pineapple added to the display.

This also suggests an attractive way to serve your fruit ade drinks at a party, or at a backyard get-together.

These wholesome non alcoholic drink recipes are so easy to make and taste so delicious that you must simply try them!

Carbonated Water

Carbonated Water (soda water) can be found for sale in the soft drink section of most food and convenience stores.

Torani Soda Syrups

Torani Soda Syrups can be easily purchased at in dozens of refreshing flavors ranging from Classic Root Beer to Watermelon.

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