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Since being here in the US(CA) I have not been able to find a good Ginger beer for my favourite drink, a dark and stormy. The closest has been **** and Bull (?) Ginger beer back home is a cloudy very light brown to cream colour.
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barritts is great so is regatta, from bermuda.
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Hey Simon, BevMo has some Aussie Ginger beer, the **** and bull is only good with vodka. After our discussion I tried a Dark and Stormy, now my daughter and I fight for the ginger beer in the fridge, she drinks it like soda and of course dark rum in mine.

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Make your own

Here is my favorite recipie - but you'll have to be careful not to get Ginger in your D&S...

Here is another... looks more complicated





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Barrits is good, and the choice it seems in these parts.

Now if they only made it without sugar it might take the place of my coke zero..
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Barrits is good, and the choice it seems in these parts.

Now if they only made it without sugar it might take the place of my coke zero..
Chuckles -- Barritt's makes a sugar-free one but don't export it. I checked with them once on getting some cases shipped to BWI and the cost was breath-taking. It's a ton of carbs, but tastes oh so good.

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If you read through the second link in my post above, the last page (8) tells how to make diet Ginger beer.
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Hey...here is Aussie Ginger Beer that is available in California...
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Since being here in the US(CA) I have not been able to find a good Ginger beer for my favourite drink, a dark and stormy.
What do you recommend?
Although not normally a mixed drink kinda guy, I might find a spot for anything with ginger beer...My question is: What is in a 'Dark and Stormy'?

C.J.
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