I just tried some "Idris fiery ginger beer" that I purchased at a British Imports booth at a recent Scottish fair. What a disappointment! Not only was it not fiery, but it was sweetened with aspartame IN ADDITION TO sugar. Alas, I'm one of those unlucky people who can't stand the taste of aspartame. I can't rinse that awful chemical taste out of my mouth!
Why, oh, why did they add chemical sweeteners to a beverage whose first ingredient is sugar? What were they thinking? Luckily, I only bought one can. Never again!
And, because it wasn't spicy in the slightest, I wanted to post this to warn others who might be tempted by the misleading name.
So now I'm back to my quest for some super-spicy ginger beer for my Moscow Mules. I've tried Reed's "Extra Ginger Brew" - it's wimpy and too sweet for me. I really need to find a place in town that carries Blenheim ginger ale.