We never drink soda—it’s always too sugary. Then we tasted Dry Soda: It’s subtle rather than syrupy, and the designer flavors include rhubarb, lavender, lemongrass, and—our personal favorite—kumquat. Upscale eateries like Restaurant Gary Danko have begun offering it for people who don’t feel like drinking but want something other than a Coke to pair with their fancy dinner.

Dry Soda, $25 for a 12-pack

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