Booze Alternative: Tesco Finest Ginger Ale

Mum and Dad are Tesco shoppers and so the selection of ginger beers and ales that they’ve kindly got in for me when I’ve been visiting this year have mostly been from Tesco. I’ve had this ginger ale a couple of times this year, most recently when I was visiting en route to Shetland last month.

Tesco Finest Ginger Ale
Tesco Finest Ginger Ale.

It’s quite nice, but it’s a little plain-tasting for the calories – I’d rather have a nice flavourful diet ginger beer and not have to syn it!

Still not a bad option, and I expect I’ll be drinking a bit more of this around Christmas time.

Booze Alternative: Britvic Ginger Ale

Two months after I first tried Britvic Ginger Beer (and there was a bit of confusion at the bar about whether I was having the ginger beer or the ginger ale), I finally came across the ginger ale in the hotel bar in Inverness the other week. It was very different to the ginger beer, so I can finally confirm that it was definitely the ginger beer I had in Newburgh!

Britvic Ginger Ale
Britvic Ginger Ale.

Contrary to what the label on the bottle neck says, this one is not spicy at all. However, it’s got a lovely sweet taste, and was very pleasant.