What is Ginger Ale?
Ginger ale is a non alcoholic carbonated soft drink. It is commonly made from water, sugars and ginger flavoring. The carbonation makes the beverage fizzy and refreshing. The drink is sweet and a hint spicy, without heat. Some varieties of ginger ale are stronger than others and use only natural ingredients. However, the popular brands such as Canada Dry, is high in sugar and corn syrup. All ginger ale is best served cold.
What does Ginger Ale Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Spicy is a flavor that brings heat and fire to food by creating a burning sensation in the mouth or sinuses. Spicy flavors come from hot peppers, horseradish, and wasabi. Spicy adds a kick and sometimes complexity to a dish and releases endorphins, creating a mildly addictive quality.
...Water is a substance and chemical compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen. It is clear, fluid, flavorless and odorless. Water is a necessity in nearly every aspect of life, including cooking, baking and hydrating the human body. Water can be served as a cold beverage, or at any temperature comfortable to the mouth and skin.
...Corn syrup is made from the starch of corn and is a high glucose product. There are different kinds of corn syrup, high fructose, light and dark. The syrup is viscous and sticky from the sugar content. The flavor is sweet and is used in many food products in America. It is also used in baked goods to improve the texture and add volume. Corn syrup is made to be added to food and not eaten as is.
...Additives are added to food items in small quantities to improve the flavor, change the texture, enhance appearance, or preserve the item. Additives are both natural and artificial. Natural additives have been used for a long time, while many artificial ones were discovered in the 19th century. There are numerous artificial additives including soy lecithin, guar gum, ascorbic acid and sodium nitrite.