I wonder if it's right when saying handmade lemonade or homemade one. I think it's better to use homemade when talking about recipes and food. But if I'm at a restaurant, can I ask if the lemonade is handmade (made by hand)?
Thank you in advance
I wouldn't advise it in a British restaurant — you'll get some very puzzled looks. Your server would probably say 'It comes in cartons — I don't know how they make it.'
As you surmise, 'homemade' means 'made at home' — such as jam, cakes and lemonade. 'Handmade' means 'made with the hands rather than by machines.'
Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Sep-2013 at 08:19.
We certainly do, and we call it 'homemade', not 'handmade'.
We don't expect to get it in restaurants.
I think homemade would work in a restaurant in the UK for lemonade if they made their own.
Yes, it would, and I also think they'd proudly feature it on their menu or specials board as 'homemade lemonade'; you wouldn't have to ask.
You frequently see things listed on restaurant menus as "home made" and I seriously doubt that they were prepared in any of the employees' homes.
Lemonade would be called "fresh-squeezed."
Along with line-caught fish that are pan fried.