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Sep 13, 2007 07:48 AM

Blenheim Ginger Ale in Raleigh-Durham

I'm hooked on Blenheim's Ginger Ale.

It's a key ingredient in some of my favorite cocktails and delicious on it's own. But I'm having trouble finding retailers in the area. Harris Teeter stopped carrying it some time ago, and Fresh Market has it only very sporadically. I've tried any number of other brands, and they all come up short. I can order online, but the shipping charges are high.

Does anyone know of a place that regularly stocks this in the area?

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  1. In the winston/gso area Fresh Market only seems to have it on a regualr basis in the summer. They could surely order some for you now. Just stock up as fall approaches

    1. They seem to always have it at the state farmer's market in Raleigh. You can find it in the farmer's building that is behind the main produce area. I know at least one of the vender's carries it regularly and I think maybe two or three of them do.
      Good luck!

      1. Southern Season usually has it...both hot and mild

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        1. re: brokegradstudent

          I always have trouble telling which is which because they aren't clearly labeled. Which one is the mildest?

          1. re: Jeff C.

            The red capped is hot, the (insert not-red color i'm blanking on, tan or blue?) is milder.

        2. FuzzyT, my granddaddy loved Blenheim's... thank you for bringing back such a pleasant memory. I see it every so often, so I will try to remember to post back for you the next time I do.

          Now, tell me, what sort of cocktails do you use it for? That sounds terrific to me...

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          1. re: Tehama

            Tehama, I had the same question...I've been drinking Blenheim since I was a child in South Carolina. What kind of drinks do you make with it?

            (Fresh Market on Cary Parkway has it pretty regularly, btw.)

            1. re: Suzy Q

              I use Blenheim Hot in gin and gingers

              1. re: Suzy Q

                I use Blenheim's hot ginger beer to make Dark & Stormys, which is simply a shot of dark rum, a squeeze of lime, and ginger beer over ice.

                I get my Blenheim's at Southern Season.

                Valdavid, it is by far the best ginger beer I've ever had. Once you've had it nothing else quite satisfies.

            2. I *love* ginger ale, but have never heard of this brand. Will it be the start of a relationship that I'll regret -- as in -- I'll pay outrageous shipping costs for it and/or go into withdrawal?

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              1. re: valdavid

                You're in for a surprise if you've never had Blenheim's ;-) It's better than any other brand that I have ever had. Seek it out, call the bottler, order a case... ok better make it 2 cases because you're not going to be disappointed.