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  •  Wonderful news!! How awesome! And... (7+ / 0-)

    A funny story: my father LOVED Bitter Lemon. He almost never drank alcohol, because he didn't like the taste. He would drink a particular wine once in a rare while.

    He was in the USAR for about 30 years. He was sent to an Army base in Kentucky, some time in the 1970's, (I think, could have been 80's) and went out to a bar one night with his friends. Daddy ordered a Bitter Lemon. The waitress said, "A 'bitter lemon?" My father said, "Yes, a Bitter Lemon." She brought him a glass that had three lemon halves in it...and Angostura bitters poured over it. Daddy had a Tab, instead.

    Now I want some, too!

    "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

    by BadKitties on Fri May 17, 2013 at 05:13:18 AM PDT

    •  Schweppes originated it (9+ / 0-)

      but that is apparently no longer available

      Canada Dry makes it, but apparently, or so i have been told, requires a minimum order of 25 cases, which is why stores have been dropping it - as did our local Harris Teeter, which is about a mile and a quarter from our house.

      We have tried some other bitter lemon drinks - expensive and she does not enjoy them.

      I have offered to make some for her by putting fresh lemon into tonic, but she wasn't interested.

      She did celebrate last night with a small gin and tonic, which considering that it got close to 90 degrees here yesterday seemed appropriate.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Fri May 17, 2013 at 05:16:24 AM PDT

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