Inspired by the post on worst soft drink ever. Here comes mine for the best ones.
When growing about near Boston 35 years ago some local company made Birch Beer. I was a clear drink that was in the same vein as root bear but lighter and more refreshing. Since I have not seen it for over 25 years it gets my gold medel. Silver goes to Moxie and bronse to a soft drink I recently found from Malta that reminded me of Moxie a bit (ie very bitter, almost like an aperative). It is called Kinnie and based on oranges. Any one with tastes similar to mine (I realize that Moxie is NOT everyone's cup of tea!) would be well adviced to see if Kinnie is imported to the US (it started coming to Sweden about 2 years ago). Anyone who could find the birch beer of my youth would be my friend for life.