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)