Lorina artisan French lemonade since 1895. Lorina’s sparkling lemonade is the perfect drink for everyone who values the authentic in life. A delicious way to refresh body and spirit. Taste the difference with a flavor for every style.
VICTOR GEYER’S EXQUISITE LIBATION TO QUENCH THE MOST REBELLIOUS
In 1895, Victor Geyer installed an uncanny laboratory in his tiny makeshift house in Munster, France. It is from this set up that Victor Geyer developed his exquisite libation by using heritage formulas kept secret by a small group of families in the Lorraine region.
Victor Geyer made it a point to only craft his beverage using local ingredients, from the pure water coming out of the Vosges Spring next to his house to the beet sugar made in the village of Erstein. Add to that the best harvested lemons from the city of Grasse.
This first beverage was only the beginning in a long line of masterfully crafted beverages. In a small notebook, the talented Artisan Limonadier would keep all the secrets of various recipes that he would pass on to his sons. The next generation of Geyer then used these recipes to create a gigantic collection of festive drinks.
FROM GEYER FRERES TO LORINA, THE BIRTH OF A BRAND.
Post war, a Peaceful France gets back to work. Selling & bartering.
Victor Geyer’s Grandson Auguste was a marine. He came up with the idea to name the Limonade :”Lorina” in honor of the Boat that helped saved thousands of british soldiers’ lives in 1940 Dunkirk’s beach battle.
The name Lorina was perfect because it sounded similar to the “Lorraine” region and celebrated the heroes who sacrificed their lives to free Europe during WWII.
Victor & Ernest were cautious at first with using the new brand name. Only putting it on the doors of their factory truck in a small blue print. Fairly quickly the name “Lorina” became more visible on labels. Traditions being sacred in Lorraine, to this day, the Mechanical top glass bottles are engraved with a drawing of Munster’s iconic village church.
1997 : A CENTURY LATER, STILL BOLD AND AWARD WINNING.
The workers at the Munster factory are still following Maitre Victor’s iconic original recipes. One can compare them to talented Jazzmen who are able to create and improvise a symphony of new flavors based on the masterpiece originally created by Victor Geyer. In 1997, Lorina won the award for the best beverage at the International Gourmet Tradeshow in New York.
Groundbreaking since 1895. Lorina’s Artisan Limonadiers still thrive to create new flavors & beverages while staying close to the original values of the Limonaderie.
Life is all about balance and so is the craftsmanship Artisan Limonadiers: precise maneuvers, an Artisanal know-how transmitted from one generation to the next , a few grams of sugar, Fresh lemons . These are the ingredients of creating an exquisite lemonade and capturing happiness in a bottle.