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Dry Soda is a soda for foodies, the carbonated equivalent of a fine wine. Or, at least, it wants to be. The all-natural, lightly sweetened sodas come in unique flavors that are meant to compliment foods. There are four flavors, Kumquat, Lavender, Lemongrass and Rhubarb. Suggested pairings include:
- Kumquat -- clean citrusy flavor with a high acidity. Versatile and pairs well with salmon, white fish, risotto, duck, sweet leafy greens and oysters.
- Lavender -- lively with a lavender flavor and low acidity. Pairs well with cheeses, pork, desserts and chocolate.
- Rhubarb -- fruity and tart with a high acidity and tartness. Bold, bright flavor pairs well with veal, cassoulet, red meats (including hamburgers) and winter vegetables.
- Lemongrass -- bright, floral and grassy, with a medium acidity. Pairs well with Asian-inspired foods, spicy dishes, sushi, goat cheese and asparagus.
The sodas range from 50-70 calories per bottle, so they could serve as an alternative to wine for those who want to watch their calories as well as their alcohol intake. Price: $25 per dozen.