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Jan 19, 2009 12:04 PM

Best Ginger Beer for a Dark and Stormy?

We are planning on using Myer's dark rum...any suggestions on the best brand of ginger beer and where to buy it in manhattan?

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  1. I made my very first dark & stormy Saturday (and my 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th). I used Sprecher's made in Milwaukee. Good, but not as good as The Ginger People Ginger Beer. I've got a Cock & Bull on deck.

    1. I vote for Buffalo Rock. But it's a Bama product that you'd have to mail order. Still need to try Blenheims sometime.

      1. I like Reed's Extra Ginger. It's available a lot of places and not too expensive, a lot of ginger bite and makes a good D&S. Cheers!

        1. I tried a Fentiman's today. Nice and bitey.

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          1. re: JohnE O

            i love fentimans products... also try the maine root ginger brew for a really fresh ginger flavor and none of the high fructose junk


          2. make your own -- This is the recipe from pegu club's. It isn't carbonated, but it is still delicious.

            * 10 cups water
            * 12 ounces fresh ginger, finely chopped (for a lighter colored ginger beer, peel the ginger before weighing it)
            * 1/4 cup light brown sugar
            * juice of 1 lime
            * one bay leaf

            Bring the water to a boil; turn off heat and add the ginger and the bay leaf. Cover the pot and let steep for no less than four hours, or overnight. Strain the mixture through cheesecloth, squeezing and pressing to express the last, very flavorful drops of liquid from the ginger. Add the sugar and the lime juice, stir, bottle and refrigerate.