Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday Tidbit

Vernors ginger ale was created in Detroit and became the first soda pop made in the United States. In 1862, pharmacist James Vernor was trying to create a new beverage when he was called away to serve our country in the Civil War. When he returned, 4 years later, the drink he had stored in an oak case had acquired a delicious gingery flavor.**

**Vernor's son suggested in 1936 that the formula was not actually developed until after the war.

1 comment:

  1. I miss the Vernor's plant in Detroit with the soda shop in it!