A bottled beverage that is not a spirit is merely a potential mixer to me. Needless to say, I drink mostly water. However, during a recent warm spell (when water just
wasn’t sufficient), I spotted GuS Soda. The label told me all I needed to know: “Dry Meyer lemon, not too sweet.” As promised, it was more lemon than sugar, with a light effervescence reminiscent of sparkling wine. I have since tried other flavors, like the Extra Dry Ginger Ale, and have enjoyed them both on their own and with booze, such as in a Pimm’s Cup or a bowl of punch.

GuS Soda, about $1.50 for a 12-ounce bottle

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