Searching for Schweppes Bitter Lemon

Florida writer Sandra Friend, editor of the Florida Hikes site, reminds BrandlandUSA about Schweppes Bitter Lemon.

Can you find me a source for Schweppes Bitter Lemon in Florida, Garland? I got SO hooked on it in Europe. Perfect drink for a hot day. And hey, it beats off malaria, too! Seems it came out in the 1950s here and just faded away…

Below is a posted commercial for it from 1971.

The Internet Cocktail database refers to it as a “Proprietary tart sparkling lemon mixer/soft drink from England, created in 1957 by Cadbury Schweppes. Of limited availability, but highly prized in mixed drinks.” Apparently it appears in a handful of mixed drink recipes.

LA Weekly’s blog puts it succinctly:

-if you grew up with sophisticated or alcoholic parents who kept a well-stocked bar, chances are they used it as a mixer or as a non-boozy option for guests on the wagon–and it has suffered a slow disappearing act in the past couple of decades.

LA Weekly

About the Author

  • Garland Pollard is publisher/editor of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands. He has decades of experience across all media, including newspapers, TV, radio, magazines and the web.


  1. I didnt heard like this lemon.. I think its very useful who were affected by malaria.. Thanks for this post..

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