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Old 01-10-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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Ginger beer!

Just something silly I was wondering :)

Do you have ginger beer there in the U.S? Or any other country for that matter :)

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Old 01-10-2005, 07:17 PM   #2
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Yes we do, I get it at Trader Joe/s but forgot the name of it and I am not certain where it is made. It is rather good as I love ginger.
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:21 PM   #3
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*Drool*

Love my ginger beer, although a ginger beer lover is certainly few and far between. What I hate is that ginger ale, you know the clear stuff that looks about the colour of dark tea and is flogged by some soft drink (pop) manufacturers.

Probably the best brand that I have tasted in Australia would have to be Saxby's. That isn't saying much since there are only two producers of real ginger beer readily available in the supermarkets here.

One of my favourite ginger beer based drinks is a Moscow Mule:

- Put ice in an highball glass
- Add 1 shot vodka
- Over that pour 1/2 to 1 shot lime juice (to taste)
- Top with ginger beer

Alcohol? What alcohol? You could increase the amount of vodka if you want something a bit more potent since you simply cannot taste the vodka normally.
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:24 PM   #4
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It takes a little scouting out, but my DH and I love Stewart's ginger beer. It's nice and hot and spicy. I couldn't drink it every day like DH could, but it's a nice change of pace.
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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i had ginger beer in bermuda a few years ago, in the national drink called a "dark and stormy". it is a butt kicker, made with 50/50 ginger beer and gosling's black seal rum. i don't remember if i liked it or not... 8)
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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i had ginger beer in bermuda a few years ago, in the national drink called a "dark and stormy". it is a butt kicker, made with 50/50 ginger beer and gosling's black seal rum. i don't remember if i liked it or not... 8)
I think I'm going to make those this weekend. I've been hearing more and more about that particular drink lately.
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:12 AM   #7
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i had ginger beer in bermuda a few years ago, in the national drink called a "dark and stormy". it is a butt kicker, made with 50/50 ginger beer and gosling's black seal rum. i don't remember if i liked it or not... 8)
I think I'm going to make those this weekend. I've been hearing more and more about that particular drink lately.
Hubby had one when we went a couple years ago, too. Loved it! You'll have to give them a try, Erik. :)
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:08 AM   #8
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Many years ago, there was a Scots golfer called Tam Panton, he loved Ginger beer with a skoosh of lime cordial in it.... The drink became known as a Tam Panton in Edinburgh when I was younger - very refreshing during the Scottish summer (all 2 days of it!)
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:43 AM   #9
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I've never heard of ginger beer! I'd love to have some but aside from ordering through the internet I'm not sure how I could get it. Is it sold in Pittsburgh or Indianapolis? I go both places every once in awhile. Well, not Pittsburgh ever since hockey season was cancelled, grrr....
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:54 AM   #10
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Damp, next time you go to the 'burgh, look at a large grocery store or at a beer distributor for Stewart's soda--that's the only make of ginger beer I've ever seen in PA. We usually pick up a four pack at the local beer distributor who carries a really good selection of soda.
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