Milwaukee, Sprecher brewery makes a great root beer.
The Carolina’s, Cheerwine ( a soda )
Chicago, Canfields Chocolate soda, and another vote for Green River.
ALSO, you might want to explain why it is "pop" in Chicago
Green River soda in the Chicago area. It’s got lime oil in it. Fabulous. I had a friend get me some & I’ve drank it very sparingly. Time for another run to Woodman’s b/c I’m almost out. [:0]
Everyone beat me to Yoo-Hoo, and egg creams – last year I went to Vegas, and through a ‘friendship’ my sister has with a slots host at one hotel, we got decent room prices. She told me before that he was an ex-New Yorker, so I schlepped a bottle of Fox’s U-Bet out there, and gave it to him as a ‘thank you’ gift. He was genuinely touched by the gesture!
Orange Juice and Santa Ana, CA. Almost all the orange juice produced today is squeezed from Valencia oranges, which were created in Santa Ana by agronomist/citrus farmer William Wolfskill.
The Ramos Gin Fizz and New Orleans: Invented by Henry C. Ramos of Meyer’s Bar and popularized by NO’s Roosevelt Hotel and Governor Huey P. Long.
The Los Angeles Cocktail, origin unknown. (I’ll let you do the research)
1 1/2 oz blended whiskey
1/4 oz sweet vermouth
juice of 1/2 lemons
1 tsp powdered sugar
1 whole egg
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a whiskey sour glass.
Aquas Frescas (Fresh Waters) and the Southwest: Any taqueria worth its salt here in the Southwest will have an Aquas Frescas bar where ice cold jugs of refreshing fruit drinks such as the following are served:
Aqua de Sandia: Fresh watermelon juice
Agua de Mel�n: Fresh cantaloupe juice
Aqua de Limon: A mixture of fresh lemon and lime juices, lightly sweetened
Aqua de Pepino: Cucumber and lime juices blended
Aqua de Fresa: Fresh strawberries and sugar
Agua de Jamaica: Iced hibiscus tea
Horchata: Sweetened rice and cinnamon drink
Drink-A-Toast or Boost is a reginal drink from the Riverside area of New Jersey, its a concentrate that reminds some ppl of a flat cola. When we lived in NJ it was a refrigerator staple. Thankfully its available by mail but we only order about 6gals a yr
Foxon Park Biech Beer. New Haven Ct.
Moxie – northern New England. About every five years, I buy one to see if it’s as bad as I remember. It always is.
On the other side of the spectrum – Del’s lemonade in the RI area (with a location on the strip in Vegas) is as good as it gets, with coffee milk in second place (another RI specialty). Warning – don’t ask for a milk shake in RI. There, it’s typically prepared without the ice cream. Locally, it’s a cabinet if it has ice cream, but occasionally called a frappe as well.
Holy cannoli! No mention yet of my FAVORITE New England beverage?!?!
Raspberry Lime Rickeys!!!!! Mmmmmmmmm.
[edit: my favorite place to drink these is at Mrs. Bartley’s Burger Cottage on Mass Ave in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA… but all the real local places make them]
BIG RED Proof that the BBQ world extends thruout the South![;)]
Goose Island in Chicago — not only makes fantastic beers, but an excellent Orange Cream Soda (at least they used to, I’m out of the loop these days).
NYC and markets around the country, My favorite> YOO-HOO!
NYC? Egg Cream of course. NYC tap water is also known for being excellent.
Moxie (Cola? Soda?) is a beverage I never heard of until I moved to New England, so I’m pretty sure it’s a regional special. I think it’s an acquired taste for those who grew up here – it always tasted like carbonated cough syrup to me!
Now that sounds tasty. [:p]
I second that recommendation. I’ve never seen anyone drinking one outside of the 5 boroughs, and they’re delicious. Kind of like those Dutch coffee hard candies, but as a soda. As a matter of fact, I’m going to go down the elevator to the bodega and get one right now.
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