Ginger Lemonade (2 reviews)

Honest Ginger Lemonade

Honest Ginger Lemonade

This is going to be a long winter. We’re maybe 2-3 weeks into there actually being snow and I’m already done with it. I want it gone and I want everything to be green again. I don’t even care if it’s all that warm. If 50 degrees is what I was given, I wouldn’t complain, as long as plants were green around me. Instead I get white, grey and brown. No one wants that. If they think they do, they are delusional.

Honest knows what I’m going through and they are trying to help me through it. I didn’t even know I was looking for anything like this drink until I was nose to nose with it in the store. It’s no secret that lemonade is the official drink of summertime. As a result I like to trick myself into thinking it’s summer by cranking the heat and drinking it mid-winter. It only helps slightly, but I’ll take what I can get to help me cope.

This is water, lemon juice, cane sugar and the secret ingredient; ginger juice. As far as the lemon goes it’s a tad bit on the watery side, but I kind of like that about it. It fits my mood and I didn’t really want something that was overly sour. Any issue I had with that is more than made up for by the ginger though. It’s present in flavor, with a bit of a burn in the aftertaste. Best of all it’s only lightly sweetened.

It’s an understatement to say that I’m into it. It’s really great and if I close my eyes and sit in front of the heating vents while I sip on this I can pretend it’s a nice (constant) warm breeze blowing over me. Why do I have to love the city I live in so much, even though I hate winter? Buffalo has a hold of me and it's not letting go.

Website
http://www.honesttea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 22nd, 2016
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Third St. Organic Ginger Lemonade

Third St. Organic Ginger Lemonade

This is the first concentrate that I am reviewing for Thirsty Dudes. Mike has done a couple, but I just want to come right out and say that I’m not a fan of concentrates. No matter what the instructions say I can never get the proportions correct. I’ve followed them to a T and measured everything out, and they just don’t taste right. Then one of my friends will come along and mix it by eye and it will be delicious. The same thing goes with rice. I cannot make rice without either a mass amount of it to the bottom of the pot, or having it turn out soggy. I am just an idiot.

For further proof of myself being an idiot. I took this bottle down from a high up shelf to day to grab a drink that was behind it for a friend. When I placed it back on the shelf I accidentally did it so it sat there precariously for about 3 seconds before it tumbled to the floor and exploded everywhere. You would think a person’s first response would be to start cleaning it up, but my instinct was to quickly grab what was left of the bottle and pour the remaining precious concentrate into a glass. Only after it was secured did I go about cleaning up the mess. Then I went back to work. When I was done I then cleaned up the mess again because even though I mopped the floor felt like that of a discount movie theatre. Not something you want in your home. Now that I am sure the floor has been thoroughly cleaned I am sitting here with what is left of the concentrate. After I mixed in the proper 3 parts water to one part concentrate I had maybe enough to half fill an 8oz glass. I took a few tiny sips and I have to say, it doesn’t taste like something I mixed at home. It was strong, lemony and oh man did that ginger have a kick to it. I added just a little bit more water to calm it down a little and I think for once I got a mix right. It certainly doesn’t taste like natural lemonade, but to be honest nothing is ever going to replicate that flavor properly unless it’s just lemon juice sugar and water mixed together. The fact that it doesn’t taste “real” doesn’t detract from it at all though. This is a whole other beast altogether. It tastes like a lemon drink with a healthy dose of ginger in it. My ladyfriend couldn’t handle the ginger, so if you’re not a fan of the burn I would water this down a bunch more. Now I am a bit disgruntled that I had at most 6oz of this drink when I feel I could have had several gallons. I must learn to be more observant of my surroundings.

Website
http://www.thirdstreetchai.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
Categories
Ginger, Lemonade, Mix/Concentrate
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on April 18th, 2012
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Third Street Organic Ginger Lemonade Concentrate, 32-Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3)
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