Necessity is the mother of invention.
In the Middle Ages, when pepper was rare and
too expensive for the majority of people,
ginger provided the necessary sharpness in food.
And in the modern era this is true of drinks as well.
The triumphant tradition of ginger ale in long drinks
and cocktails really took off during the Prohibition,
in the America of the Roaring Twenties.
This is because there was nothing visible in the
naturally dark liquid when whiskey or rum was added.
28 DRINKS Ginger Ale combines elegant freshness
with a good dose of sweetness and piquant sharpness.
It's no wonder that this refined delicacy is more popular than ever –
even without something strong to go with it.