Take a standard Reed’s Ginger Brew and add 20 percent raspberry juice and what do you get? A nicely refreshing drink that offers the best of both the ginger and fruit juice worlds.
To be honest, that 20 percent raspberry goes a long way, overpowering the ginger component more than you’d expect — although it doesn’t make a specifically raspberry impression, more of a vague red-berry character. It’s sweet but not cloying, with a big berry finish.
Worth a shot in lieu of standard ginger ale — or instead of cranberry juice — in any cocktail, just to see how it turns out… and also very pleasurable on its own.
A- / $19 for twelve 12 oz. bottles