Recipe: Neighbor Food Blog
In preparation for the hottest months of the year, Starbucks announced plans to begin serving carbonated sodas this summer. The new drinks will be named Fizzio after the machine used to carbonate them. Each soda is made to order using natural ingredients that contain no preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors.
The new flavors on deck will be Golden Ginger Ale (ginger and citrus zest), Lemon Ale (lemon juices with apricot spice) and Spiced Root Beer (root beer with chai spices). It should be noted that it’s likely customers will also have the option of carbonating some of their other favorite Starbucks beverages using Fizzio.
The drinks were tested last year and priced at $2.45 for a 12-oz order and will be available at participating Starbucks locations.
H/T Brand Eating
Why is it called ginger ale if it isn’t, by Wikipedia definition, an ale? Same reason root beer is called beer: that fuddy-duddy process by which its made, fermentation. Now, whether or not you’ve got an upset stomach or simply appreciate ginger ale for the slightly spicy, golden elixir that it is, 7-Elevens in Michigan have just created a reason to wish Canada Dry was in fact alcoholic, if only so we could use it to drown our sorrows.
Now available exclusively in Michigan, is the brand new 7-Eleven Vernors Ginger Ale Slurpee. According to a press release, Vernors is the 150 year old, Detroit-based ginger ale company that exacts 80% of its sales in Michigan alone. The new flavor is the first regional-only Slurpee flavor of its kind for the brand.
And to think, all anyone else of us got was stinkin’ chili mango.
This past Wednesday, the Foodbeast crew grabbed drinks and dinner at Lucques Restaurant in Los Angeles. After gobbling down dainty appetizers wrapped in prosciutto, we sat down with Maurice Richard Hennessy, direct descendant of the man who founded the Hennessy brand in 1765. Maurice was well-versed in the history of cognac, gathering everyone around him as he told tales of King George IV’s popularity with “the women” and his fondness for only the finest cognac. By the end of dinner, we had covered the entire drama of the Hennessy history and our heads were swimming with everything from Hennessy Paradis Imperial neat to apple fizzies.
Ultimately, our favorite drink of the night was the Hennessy Ginger. A light twist of Hennessy and ginger ale served with lime juice. Recreate the boozy concoction below and let us know what you think!
- 1.5 parts Hennessy Privilege
- 3.5 parts Ginger Ale
- 1 part Lime juice
How to Make It
- Pour Hennessy Privilege into highball glass.
- Add cubed ice (fill the glass), top with ginger ale.
- Garnish with a lime wedge or fresh slice of ginger
When the weather gets cooler, you’ll pretty much buy anything that comes with orange and red, leaf-themed packaging. At least, that’s what Coca-Cola Japan is hoping. They’ve created “hot” Canada Dry Ginger Ale in a can, which comes in autumn-colored packaging. It also features some fancy tech to keep the drink carbonated while it heats up, an impressive feat that took the company four years to develop.
The drink itself sounds pretty tasty, like a fizzy, gingery hot toddy, with extra ginger and spices to make the recipe more suitable for cold weather. Hot Ginger Ale will be released in Japan on October 21 for 120 yen (US$1.20) a can, a little late in the game for fall specials (after all, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is already available).