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Friday, June 12, 2009

Drink of the Week: Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

We hear the complaint often: why don't a lot of the ginger beers out there actually taste like ginger? So many are extra sweet with other flavors getting in the way of a nice gingery bite. Not so with Fever-Tree's version, set to roll out in stores across the U.S. next month. Known for their all-natural premium sodas, especially their well-crafted tonic water, Fever-Tree's ginger beer has all the spice you could ever ask for with a pure ginger flavor and not too much sweetness. It contains Nigerian and Ecuadorian ginger, and while it's great on it own, it's also strong enough to hold up to spirits, like rum for a classic Dark and Stormy. Fever-Tree's sodas are available in select specialty spirits shops as well as grocery stores around the country, such as Whole Foods and Wegman's. This ginger beer may not be as easy to get your hands on as more mainstream brands, but it's definitely worth the search.