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Ginger Ale

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 2:52 AM

We had a heat wave in Los Angeles today.  By 9am, the temperature was up in the eighties and made the morning hike a challenge.  Ellen said she was feeling the Martini from the night before but we still managed to finish the loop. The house felt like an oven.  By noon, itwas sizzling in the 90s.

Spring's gone.  Where to?

There are bottles of Blenheim Ginger Ale ()-asouvenir from North Carolina, chilling in the fridge since yesterday. I've never heard of this brand before and I don't much care for sweet sodas but I had to try one for its novelty sake. Plus I wanted something icy cold.  I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The flavor of this ginger ale is spicy and magnificently refreshing like fresh ginger that's just been grated.  I use fresh ginger in my cooking all the time so I find it awesome to know that a soda can produce this flavor.  I served the ginger ale on ice, which helped dilute thesweetness.  It was a perfect hot weather drink. 

Bleinheim is an old family run bottling company that prides itself in making artisinal ginger ale. Their production is very small so you probably won't find it at the market unless you live in the South.  Best way to buy it isprobably on line. I am going to remember this one.


Categories: Tea and Beverages

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