Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Pop Sensation

I’m not really a soda drinking guy. There are a few exceptions, of course, such as Pellegrino’s Aranciata. The high percentage of fruit juice makes it naturally sweet and easy to sip with any meal. New to my carbonated-can-drink list is Dry Soda. These sodas for grown-ups are dry, not sweet and the flavors are delightfully creative. Think: juniper berry, lavender, lemongrass and rhubarb to name a few. Dry Sodas mix well with cocktails and, just like wine, can actually be paired with food. Try the kumquat soda with crab cakes, risotto or grilled chicken; vanilla soda with roasted chicken, fresh fruit or panna cotta. The glass bottles aren’t ideal for picnics but present a great non-alcoholic option at parties. You can find Dry Soda at fine retailers such as Whole Foods or online at DySoda.com.

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