Too early in the day for that dry martini? How about a dry soda instead?
What’s a â€˜dry soda?â€™ you ask. They’re described as lightly sweetened, naturally flavored carbonated drinks that are a sort of a “sparkling-water-meets-soda pop” beverage. You can now find these new age beverages in wine bars, cocktail lounges and specialty supermarkets, as reported by Jenn Garbee at latimes.com.
Typically made in small batches, these light pop drinks often have fruit or herbal infusions. There are even wine-flavored variations of these dry sodas. Other flavors include sparkling kumquat, lavender, lemon grass and rhubarb.
Leading brands are Seattle-based Dry Soda and GuS (for â€˜Grownup Sodaâ€™). Other players are Hot Lips, out of Portland, Ore., British brand Fentimans, and Vignette Wine Country Sodaâ€”a wine grape-based non-alcoholic carbonated beverage.
Next time you belly up to the bar, why not make your call for a soda…very dry, please.
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