You don't like it too sweet, but still love the thrill of those pinprick bubbles. Lucky for you, Seattle's got its own grown-up pop, Dry

"/>

Best Hometown Fizzy Mixer

Dry Soda

You don't like it too sweet, but still love the thrill of those pinprick bubbles. Lucky for you, Seattle's got its own grown-up pop, Dry Soda, which makes a great cocktail mixer or straight-up refresher. Founded by Sharelle Klaus, the company was created in 2005 to fill the need for a sophisticated non-alcoholic beverage. Dry's flavor lineup is as short as it is exotic, with something for every palate: kumquat, lemongrass, lavender, and rhubarb, with recent additions vanilla bean, juniper berry, and cucumber. Juniper makes an easy pairing with gin and a squeeze of lime, while kumquat offers a delicate, sour-tinged version of classic orange soda. Plus the glass bottles have a clean design coolness: They look tasty even before you've popped the top.—Adriana Grant Company store and tasting room: 410 First Ave. S., 652-2345, x 100, drysoda.com.

 
comments powered by Disqus