Restaurants selling drinks to support National Lemonade Day and childhood cancer research

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Today is National Lemonade Day, and it's not just for kids. For the past few days, local restaurants have been taking a stand on this holiday, raising funds to combat childhood cancer.

In 2000, four-year-old cancer patient Alexandra Scott decided to set up a lemonade stand in front of her house to raise money to find a cure for cancer. A cure didn't come in time to save her, but Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation carried on her cause and has funded more than 250 cancer-research projects around the country.

Four restaurants -- two in Boulder, two in Denver -- will be serving lemonade-inspired drinks tonight, with part or all of the proceeds going to the ALSF.

The lineup:


Frasca Food and Wine

Paduan Sunday
1.5 oz. Aperol
.5 oz. Luxardo Amaretto
1.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. honey syrup
Put all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake and pour over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Finish with soda water. Garnish with a lemon wheel and Luxardo cherry.
Frasca will donate $7.50 for every $10 drink sold.

Pizzeria Locale
Limoncello Spritz
1 oz. Limoncello
1 oz. Prosecco
2 oz. soda water
Garnish with basil leaf
Serve all ingredients in a wine glass poured over ice.
Pizzeria Locale will donate $5 of every $7.50 drink.

Rioja
Lemon Quencher
3 tablespoons Bombay Gin or gin of your choice
2 tablespoons house-made limoncello (preferred) or pre-made limoncello
1/4 cup ginger ale
1 squeeze of lime
1 squeeze of lemon
2 tablespoons cava or any sparkling wine
Lemon or lime wheel, to garnish
Rioja will donate all proceeds from each $11 drink.

Fuel Cafe
Limoncello Cooler
2 oz. housemade limoncello
fill remainder of glass with club soda
Garnish with lemon, serve in a tall glass over ice
Fuel will donate all proceeds of each $6 drink.

twelve Restaurant was also selling a lemonade drink this weekend, but it is not open today. Here's the recipe:
Basil Lemonade
3 oz. 42 Below Vodka
1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Muddled ginger & basil
.5 oz simple syrup
Garnish with basil leaf, serve in a rocks glass over ice.



Location Info

Venue

Map

Pizzeria Locale

1730 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Twelve Restaurant

2233 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Rioja

1431 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Fuel Cafe

3455 Ringsby Court, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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