It’s actually an iconic image of summer: amidst the sweltering heat, you quench your thirst with an ice-cold glass of lemonade.
Aside from being a refreshing drink, lemonade is actually quite a good source of vitamin C. It aids in detoxification, skin care, hydration and weight loss, quite a lot of health benefits for such a basic drink.
But did you know that if you’re at Jack’s Lemonade, a lemonade is not just a lemonade?
With thirty lemonade variants available under an entire family of flavors, your refreshing cup becomes so much more than a basic lemon-flavored sweetened water. Together with other food bloggers of #SaanSaPH, I was invited to a foodie meetup at the UP Town Center branch of Jack’s Lemonade where owner Jolly dela Pena assisted us in exploring various options of lemonade’s tastes and textures. This just confirmed that Jack’s Lemonade is anything but basic.
Take the Basil Rich Tamarind (Php95 | Php115) for example. Incorporating both fresh basil leaves tamarind puree into the drink resulted to an herby yet thirst-quenching drink. Tamarind also helps in digestion, boosting the immune system, managing diabetes, improving nerve function and blood circulation, as well as in relieving gout and joint pain.
The Strawberry Mint (Php95 | Php115), on the other hand, adds the cool and fresh mouthfeel of fresh mint leaves and the fruity sweetness of strawberry puree to the lemonade.
For dessert-lovers out there, the Lemon Cheesecake (Php95 | Ph115) which combines lemonade with powdered milk, condensed milk, grated cheddar cheese and plum salt has an interesting combination of sweet and salty that complements the lemonade’s citrusy taste.
The Lemon Square (Php95 | Php115) further ups the ante when it comes to dessert flavors. Adding crushed graham crackers to the lemonade and milk mixture makes this a decadent delight.
Lastly, the Creamy Purple (Php95 | Php115) offers is a purple-tinged drink resulting from the reaction of the blue butterfly pea infusion with the acidic lemonade. Add-on some yogurt poppers for additional bursts of tangy sweetness with every sip.
All the drinks here use freshly squeezed imported lemons combined with locally sourced fresh fruits and brown sugar, making them extra healthy.
This Jack’s Lemonade branch is located at Cinema Area, Third Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
Other branches may be found at:
- Ground Floor, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
- Food Choices, Fourth Floor, Ayala Malls Feliz, Dela Paz, Pasig City
- Level 6, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
- Third Floor, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
- Fourth Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
- Second Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Disclosure: Together with other food bloggers of #SaanSaPH, I was invited to attend a foodie meetup held here wherein in drink items were served to allow us to sample the fare. These were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.