Ade (drink suffix)

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 non-carbonated. Widespread examples include lemonade, cherryade,[2] limeade, 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.


The suffix ade was introduced to English in the word lemonade, a loanword from French. It was also introduced in the Italian name, limonata.

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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.