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April 14, 2010 6:11 PM Subscribe
Can you point me to a good (e.g. Stewart's-esque) ginger beer? My nights are bright and tranquil, and it's getting depressing.
posted by Diablevert to Food & Drink (25 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I do love me a good Dark n' Stormy, but I'd like a better ginger beer for it.
My favorite used to be Stewart's, which had a distinct, strong kick to it but yet a somewhat creamy mouthfeel, a little like a good root beer. After not being able to dig it up anywhere, I find it has been discontinued after Stewart's got bought out by Dr. Pepper, the bastards.
Can anyone point me to its equal? I've switched to Goya for now, which is strong --- and I do like a strong kick, otherwise what's the point --- but it's a little front-loaded and burn-y and doesn't have that creaminess that Stewart's did. I've tried Read's, the one they have at Whole Foods, but it tastes a bit off to me, I think they use fructose instead of cane sugar.
I'm not opposed to making my own if anyone can give me a trusty recipe. Most of the ones I saw online were either some variation on making a ginger simple syrup and siphoning it with some club soda or --- pretty ersatz, it seemed to me --- or strayed into weird, kombucha-like territory (which may have been how our Regency forefathers made the stuff, but seemed unlikey to produce a flavor akin to modern soda).