"It’s like ginger-ale, but it’s not ginger-ale; it’s Vernors.
That’s the only way I can describe Vernors to someone who has never tasted it or who simply heard it’s name mentioned. Vernors has a unique taste that is impossible to describe. It tastes like a premium version of ginger-ale, but of a heavier consistency and richer flavor. While it’s impossible to find Vernor’s that tasted the way it did in metro-Detroit in the eighties and before, it is still always a treat to take that first sip. It’s impossible to be satisfied with only one glass for a Vernors aficionado. The refined taste beckons Vernors lovers back to the refrigerator for an additional glass or two. It’s dark golden color, darker than ginger-ale, adds to the mystique and the illusion of quality. Don’t call this ginger-ale because its beyond anything as passe’ as ginger-ale."
The Great Writer
I didn't write that Vernors description (follow the link to read more) but I did grow up in Michigan so I guess you could say I lived the description! Vernors is a family favorite. We have been known to "carry-on" 3 or 4 or 5 twelve packs of Vernors on flights home from visiting family in Michigan. We've also been known to spend time in airport restrooms drying off cans of Vernors after a couple cans leaked during the flight. Road trips to Michigan always included bringing home cases of Vernors ~ if the luggage didn't fit in the car we didn't mind. Just as long as we had our Vernors! As fun as it was to import our Vernors (from Michigan) we were all very happy to discover some on our local grocery shelves several years ago.
Because as I said ~ it's a family favorite!
No ~ we don't advocate giving soda to small children on a regular basis ~ but every once in a while we all deserve a really special treat!! As you can see Charlotte loves her Vernors through a straw.