The Lebanese beverage industry is not a sector of the global economy you hear an awful lot about these days. Is it even legal for me to be drinking something imported from Beirut, is basically my main question. If not then I guess consider this my protest against the current administration and their war on freedom, or whatever it is they currently don’t want everyone to have.
Anyways: LEMON SODA FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, can you beat it? Turns out: no! Dang it is tasty. We are definitely in the Sprite/7Up ballpark here, but with the flavor zing of real lemons. Almost like a lemon orangina, if such a thing exists. A lemongina. (Your sister’s nickname in college, no offense.)
It actually hit me halfway through that this tastes very much like Smirnoff Triple Black Ice, and I had a mild freak-out. Holy moly please let me not be drinking an alcoholic beverage at 9 am, at work. The ingredients seem to check out, but who knows. I am not a man of science.
Either way, what a ride! I feel like I could drink this all summer long, or at least for as long as the current political detente between Lebanon and the U.S. remains at its current alert level, whatever that might be.
Thumbs up, Beirut! You’re doing something right.