Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blenheim report: Nice writing, Salon

Food writer Francis Lam did a tasting of ginger ales and ginger beers and weighed in on Carolinas-based Blenheim's:

"It's like drinking pins and needles. Like drinking down a sneeze. The flare goes back up your throat, through your nose, and for a moment, you are breathing Godzilla's nuclear blast. OK, that's probably overstating it, but if, like, Godzilla had a pilot light for his nuclear breath."

And he meant that in a good way. I'm with you, Francis. And I can tell you that Blenheim's Old No. 3 is a great mixer with bourbon. Makes a high ball that will keep you warm all winter.


Don said...

Mix ginger beer with some dark rum and a bit of lime and you have a fabulous Dark & Stormy.