I'm always on the lookout for diet sodas that make good mixers. It's a little silly given that I'm just going to dump something caloric into them, but if I take out half the calories, that means I can have twice as many drinks, right? (Or something.) Gosling's Diet Ginger Beer is my favorite diet soda discovery of late.
'Gosling's' on Serious Eats
Drinks editor Maggie whipped up a lot of Cinco de Mayo coverage recently, which led her to write what is both the kindest and cruelest email I've ever received: "I would give you so much good tequila if you were here right now." The kindness is obvious and the cruelty comes in the implied follow-up: "But since you're outside of hand-delivery range and there's no such thing as UPS, how about if I just forward you a press release about a new mayonnaise-flavored vodka?" But though I'm sometimes frustrated by my inability to extract decent booze from Serious Eats, for the most part I've made peace with the fact that all I can expect from this gig are fame, fortune, and corned beef schnapps.