Here at BevReview, we've long been fans of Bruce Cost's Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale brand. The Original was amazing. Pomegranate with Hibiscus took ginger ale in a new direction. So let's burn the back of our throats again, this time with Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale by Bruce Cost – Jasmine Tea.
Like the first two flavors, Jasmine Tea is made with high quality ingredients. In fact, there are only 5:
Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale – Jasmine Tea
Carbonated water, pure cane sugar, 100% fresh ginger, premium brewed jasmine green tea with filtered water, and citric acid
Just like mixing lemonade and tea seems to be all the rage these days, why not mix ginger ale and tea?
The beverage comes in a 12 oz glass bottle with a "natural" looking, minimalist label proclaiming the brand. Think paper bag and Whole Foods. You get the idea. The drink inside is dark yellow with bits of ginger floating around. The real challenge is "shaking gently" as recommended, knowing full well that this drink is carbonated. Just be careful when you open it!
This beverage has a strong ginger scent, like others in the Fresh Ginger Ale lineup. However, you'll detect a hint o tea in there as well. This continues into the taste itself, where the Jasmine Tea flavor is the smoothest of the Bruce Cost flavors.
It still provides a good amount of bite and burn like a quality ginger ale should, but it's also quite sweet and relaxing on the tongue. The addition of the tea throws in a good amount of bitterness, while bringing out some wonderful new flavor experiences. Compared to Original and Pomegranate, I'm not sure which I like best. But the nice thing is that one doesn't have to choose. They'll all great!
A 12 oz. bottle features 160 calories, 5 mg sodium, 40 g carbs (37 g sugars), and even includes 6% of your recommended daily dosage of Vitamin C and 10% of iron.
I got a chance to connect with Bruce at both the National Restaurant Association Show and the NACS Show last year, where he hinted at a new flavor in the works. Months later, it was revealed by the brands Facebook Page… Passion Fruit. I can't wait for another great ginger ale remix!
Official Website: FreshGingerAle.com
Full Disclosure: This beverage was provided compliments of BCGA Concept Corp.