About Mixers from USA

About Mixers from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

Mixers

Q Indian Tonic Water
95 points
Clear color. Attractive aromas and flavors of juniper and sage, citrus pith, quinine, and sandalwood with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, complex, medium-long finish conveying notes of wormwood tea, honeyed lemon, and elderflower and herbs finish. A delicious and vibrant tonic water that is finely balanced and eminently drinkable; makes a spot on G&T.
Regatta Light Craft Ginger Beer
94 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of ginger, lime rind, horseradish, and marjoram with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing nuances of pickled cucumber, chalk, and white pepper finish. This ginger beer makes a spicy, balanced Moscow Mule with silky texture.
94 points $5.99 Best Buy
Bloody Point Mixing Co. Original Bloody Mary Mixer
93 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Opaque dark reddish brown color. Aromas and flavors of spicy tomato sauce, celery salt, worcestershire sauce, and smoked peppercorns with a chunky, bright, saline medium-full body and a warming, medium-long finish with notes of horseradish, olive and peppercorn focaccia, and water chestnut finish. A rock solid, finely balanced Bloody Mary with lingering warmth that is sure to please.
93 points $7.99 Best Buy
Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer
93 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Cloudy straw color. Citrusy, spicy aromas and flavors of lime peel, crystallized ginger, meringue, and turmeric with a round, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, very long finish that exhibits elements of Lemonhead candy finish. This ginger beer makes a delicious Moscow Mule with great purity, depth and balance of flavor; the ginger beer integrates beautifully in this.
93 points $6.99 Best Buy
Spicegrove Roselle & Ginger Spicy Hibiscus Drink
92 points
$6
Best Buy
Deep garnet color. Lush aromas of ginger, brown spices and lime follow though to a supple, fruity medium-full body with earthy hibiscus and peppery crystallized ginger notes lingering on the long, mouthwatering finish. A wonderfully balanced and rich spicy hibiscus tea that will be very versatile on its own or as a mixer.
92 points $6 Best Buy
Stirrings Mojito Mixer
92 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Cloudy nearly opaque straw yellow color. Attractive aromas and flavors of fresh lime, slapped mint leaves, and mint cream cookie with a round, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a polished, interesting, long finish imparting notes of creamy key lime custard, toasted meringue, and coconut cream finish. A delightful mojito with great balance and an attractive creamy lime character; a pure and natural tasting mixer that lets the creamy rum character come through.
92 points $6.99 Best Buy
Stirrings Simple Mai-Tai Mixer
91 points
$6.99
Tasted as a Mai Tai cocktail. Cloudy peach color. Tropical aromas of pineapple juice, ripe papaya, hints of cherry, and almond pastry with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a silky, nuanced, medium-long lime sorbet and hints of coconut finish. This juicy, simple mixer makes easy-to-love rum cocktails; mix with high quality aged rum for the best flavor.
91 points $6.99
Q Grapefruit Mixer
91 points
Light minutely hazy pink color. Earthy aromas and flavors of roasted sweet potatoes and dates, grapefruit marmalade on buttered potato bread toast, white peppercorn, and cedar candle with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, layered, long finish conveying shades of grapefruit sorbet and honey roasted roasted pineapple finish. A pure and natural grapefruit soda mixer that makes an excellent Paloma; lets the agave shine.
Stirrings Simple Margarita Mixer
90 points
$6.99
Tasted as a Margarita cocktail. Pale golden green color. Citrusy aroma of lime pop with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length orange glaze and powdered sugar finish. Use this mixer to create effortlessly balanced Margaritas at home; this one really lets the agave flavors shine through.
90 points $6.99
Tres Agaves Strawberry Margarita/Daiquiri Mixer
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Tasted as a Margarita cocktail. Pale pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry puree, hint of coconut, grenadine, and guava with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, breezy finish that shows notes of strawberry popsicle finish. Solid, true-to-life strawberry flavors make this mixer an excellent choice for strawberry daiquiris that let the rum shine.
90 points $10 Best Buy