Drink Review: Hot Lips Hawaiian Ginger Ale

January 23, 2014
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Drink Review: Hot Lips Hawaiian Ginger Ale

HOTLIPS Soda worships the magnificent fruits and berries grown in the Pacific Northwest. With taste blasts, shifts in flavor, and surprising notes and harmonies, each sip tells the story of prime growing conditions and the hard work of growers.

HOTLIPS Soda is real fruit soda, traditionally brewed. Picked-ripe fruit is cooked in kettles, bringing out its nuanced flavors. Seeds are filtered out (but not pulp), then pure cane sugar, organic lemon juice and filtered sparkling water are added. Then the soda is bottled and pasteurized.

Chef-driven and overseen, HOTLIPS Sodas contain lots of real fruit—no shortcuts, supplements, artificial flavors, colors or trickery. And no corn syrup. Brewed throughout the year, even the bottles are locally made from 80% recycled glass.Early summer declares itself with cherry and raspberry. Late summer brings marionberry and the haunted-looking beauty — black raspberry. The nights cool and apples, cranberries and pears ripen. Flavor nuance in HOTLIPS Soda varies from batch to batch depending on the varietal, the heat of the day and cool of the night. Creating connoisseurs young and old as they compare batches, seasons and years, equalizing food snobs and kids.




Hawaiian Ginger Ale

Like all HOTLIPS Real Fruit Soda varieties, our GINGER is made from fresh unfiltered ginger root grown at Kauai Organic Farms in Hawaii, and blended with just enough pure cane sugar to smooth the clean punch of fresh ginger. Soft bubbles deliver a little heat and warm, full, spicey flavor flecked with sweet pulp of the organic root

Packing a robust punch, this effervescent brew is for the genuine ginger lover! We give you all the heat and richness of full-on fresh ginger but none of the cloying sugary mask of most ginger ales on the market. This soda is made exclusively from organic Yellow Ginger, a rare cultivar praised for its superior pungency and sensational depth of flavor. Grown in the fertile fields of Hawaii, the seriously high quality root in HOTLIPS Ginger Ale comes from Kauai Organic Farm.

With very little handling, the fresh root is juiced, batch-cooked in open kettles and blended with just enough pure cane sugar to round out the flavor and smooth the mouth feel. Then it is lightly carbonated and pasteurized. Soft bubbles carry a little heat and flecks of sweet pulp help deliver the warm, full, spicey flavor. This soda is light bodied with a vibrant golden color.

Only a few farms worldwide grow Yellow Ginger at all. Phil Green, the farmer, says “You will notice the difference in color and texture when you slice our yellow ginger. It is a vibrant yellow from top to bottom. Yellow ginger is more dense and less fibrous then the white ginger you will normally find at your grocer. Yellow ginger requires more labor to grow and prepare for market. Not only are the yields for Yellow less – an acre of Yellow yields only 60% as much as White – but the hands themselves are lighter and more compact so Yellow requires more handwork for harvesting, trimming and packing.”

Company: Hot Lips Soda
Brand: Hot Lips Soda
Origin: USA
Category: Soft Drinks
Packaging: 12fl oz (355ml)
Claims: Eco Friendly Packaging, No Artificial Flavors or Colors
Variants: Hawaiian, Black Raspberry, Cranberry, Marionberry, Pear, Raspberry
Price: $2.75
Where to Buy: Store Locator, Buy Online
Website: hotlipssoda.com



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