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Sprite+Coke=Ginger Ale?

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While in a local place, we overheard a long discussion regarding ginger ale. The server was the only one to make "that special" version of ginger ale, and afterwards, described it as mostly Sprite, with a touch of Coke.

This was amusing to us, but is this normal?

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    1. That's beyond weird. Where's the ginger in it? Ohright, there's none. Hmmmm.. Methings the bartender dosen't have his boss order the real stuff, that's a real shame.

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      1. re: Honeychan

        Yes good point. But I've never seen "ginger" listed on any ginger-ales I've ever had??!! What up with that?

      2. I've seen it done many times at bars (where I worked) where they don't have ginger ale and a customer asks for a drink with ginger ale.

        It would never pass on its own for ginger ale though.

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        1. re: monku

          And ginger ale will never pass for ginger beer. But 50-50 ginger beer and Sprite makes a ginger ale that is better than most brands. (Maybe all?)

          But you have to like ginger.

        2. I really really hope not.