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Old 09-24-2008, 08:48 PM
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Wink Bottles, Blends, and Brews --- Drink Ideas!?

Hi friends!

We've barely tipped the iceberg so far on the show----there is such a variety out there.

What would you like to see reviewed on the show?
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:26 PM
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Cola Wars ...

No, not Pepsi vs Coca Cola ...

Bottle vs Can vs Soda Fountain (vs Slurpee?) ... also throw in a bottle of Mexican Coke in there as well (sugar based, not corn syrup ... not as sweet).

There is a science to getting the syrup/soda water blend right, and too few restaurants pay it any attention resulting in sub optimal beverages.

If you want to latch onto a cause for your show, this is the one.

Forget global warming or a tanking economy, poorly calibrated soda machines are evil - and the public need to be educated on it.
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you should also tour a soda factory, bottling company, maybe...
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you should also tour a soda factory, bottling company, maybe...
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:47 PM
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Oh, and ginger ale, ginger beer, ginger anything. Hell, even ginger from Giligans Island. I love all things ginger.
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also, is there any good "real" lemon/lime soda? I have given up on the famous ones. I LOVE lemon and/or Lime. Key Lime Pie, Lemon Merangue Pie, lemon drops, lemon yoghurt/custard...

but NO lemon/lime soda tastes like lemon at all. Just tastes like a sweet water with a hint of tangishness.
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Tips for Badger ... (and Zack)

1. Ginger Beer - Bundaberg Ginger Beer. Brewed in Australia in the heart of Australian sugar cane country. No corn syrup involved. Awesome stuff ... and available at Costplus World Market.
2. French Lemonade - tastes like Australian Solo ... tart, lemony, and nice effervesence to it. Available at Trader Joe's.

BTW - on the Ginger Bear ... downunder, you can get Dark & Stormy ... Bundaberg ginger Bear brewed in the bottle with Bundaberg Rum (square bear). Goes does real well on a hot summer's day.

EDIT: Never mind, no Trader Joes out your way (they are down near NYC though), and no World Market in NY state.
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Thanks token. I might be able to find them at Beers of the World here in town. They got a rather large imported soda section at the back of the store.
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I think a review of a few Arnold Palmer bottles are necessary. Or even DIY Arnold Palmers? Make it happen!
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There was this British store near my house that used to sell this drink called Irn-Bru, which was very very good. It is a soda that is apparently very populor in scotland, wiki knows all!
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