Saturday, January 21, 2012
Drinks: Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
Do you love ginger? If you do, read on!
I've found the most amazing ginger beer I've ever tasted. Note: ginger beer is non-alcoholic. I was strolling down the 'ethnic' aisle in our local grocery store (Kroger) and found it there of all places, near the Italian food section. I'd heard of Fever-Tree before, having had a drink made with its all-natural tonic but had no idea they made ginger beer as well.
I've had a hard time finding ginger beer in Dallas, only finding Reed's Extra Ginger Brew (all-natural Jamaican style ginger beer) at Central Market. Fever-Tree's Ginger Beer blows it away by a long shot if you like a very strong, almost spicy, ginger flavor. It makes Reed's taste like water. Fever-Tree's Ginger Brew is made with all-natural ingredients and is only 88 calories per 6.8 oz bottle. The only drawback is that it was $6.49 for 4 bottles, but it's well worth it.
For more info on Fever-Tree, go to: http://www.fever-tree.com/drinks.php
They tout Ferran Adria of El Bulli saying, "Fever-Tree is an outstanding mixer" and that their products are used in 7 of the 10 top restaurants in the world.
I'm going to have to try the Ginger Lemon Drop Sprizer recipe (ginger beer, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, vodka, lemon juice, minced ginger) tonight. The recipe is within an article about chefs using ginger more and more in their cooking because of its great versatility.