Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tie One On Tuesday!

I know that most Tuesdays I post yummy alcohol concoctions but today I thought I would tell you about my favorite sodas-which can be used to mix with some great spirits to make some of your own fun loving drinks .

My all time favorite soda is Cheerwine. This drink not only brings back childhood memories of growing up in North Carolina but also is a dang good drink. Cheerwine is only brewed in the Carolinas but they do distribute to other areas of the United States. This soda has a wonderful cherry taste and is made with real cane sugar. It's also fun for little kids as it produces the biggest burps I have ever heard! Get it in the bottle if you can. The taste can't be beat.

Now for those of you in the midwest, you have a little drink called Green River. This Chicago based soda has an interesting taste which my husband describes as a "kind of lime and delicious " flavor. The bright toxic beverage is especially popular during St. Patrick's day. It is another very carbonated soda that will produce maximum burbage on a hot day.

If you are lucky enough to live close to the southern border of the United States or have an international food store near you, you can indulge in a Jarritos sodas. My favorite is strawberry but with flavors like Sangria, Tamarindo, and Jamaica you can try local flavors without ever leaving your lawn chair. I might also add that a Mexican Coca Cola with cane sugar is the best you will ever get.

These are only a few of my favorites. There are so many local sodas out there to be found, drank and enjoyed. If you are feeling adventurous, you can make your own (but that's for another Tie One On Tuesday).  Oh my goodness! Mark found me a Cheerwine, now if you will excuse me, I'm gonna gulp this puppy down and rattle the walls.


Becky said...

Love the Cheerwine too!

When you lived here did you ever get to taste Blenheim Ginger Ale? It's made in Blenheim, SC and is not easy to find in NC. Wonderful it is!

muffin said...

be careful, don't assume the coke from mexico is cane sugar only anymore...last year we began finding bottle with HFCS and so we stopped drinking them

we are in western nj and have a huge s and c american populations and we love eating at all the diff restaurants that have sprung up in the past few years, but sadly noticed that HFCS has made its way into their products

and yes, i always have a jarritos!! i love the tangerine!

Unknown said...

Mmmmm Cheerwine.