The Fizz: Fentimans Traditional Rose Lemonade

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but my lemonade traditionally tastes like lemons. But the clear bottle of blush-pink Fentimans Traditional Rose Lemonade flirted with

Toast to a lovely spring day. (Photo  by Holly Ocasio Rizzo)

Toast to a lovely spring day. (Photo by Holly Ocasio Rizzo)

me to take it home. I did.

Fentimans got its start in England. There, in 1905, an iron miller named Thomas Fentiman loaned another worker some money with an old family recipe for ginger beer as collateral. The worker defaulted, so Fentiman kept the recipe and started a ginger beer brewery, storing the brew in stoneware jars emblazed with the likeness of his dog, Fearless.

Nowadays, Fentimans comes to North America from Burnaby, British Columbia. Fearless still appears on the caps and the labels, which also instruct the drinker to “upend before pouring.” We did.

What’s in it: lemon juice, water, sugar, glucose syrup, fermented ginger root extract, pear juice concentrate, natural lemon and orange flavorings, tartaric acid (maintains chemical stability in wine), More

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