Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer Review (Soda Tasting #97)

Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer Review (Soda Tasting #97)

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According to the Pipeline Brands website (http://www.pipelinebrandsusa.com/soda_brands/cock_n_bull_ginger_beer.html), a man named John G. Martin had purchased a vodka distiller and bought a vodka recipe from the Smirnov family. But it didn’t take off and, during a sales trip, he went to Hollywood and ate at the Cock ‘n Bull restaurant. He talked with the owner, Jack Morgan, and Morgan told him about the ginger beer that he made in house. They put it together and created a cocktail, the Moscow Mule, to help generate interest in the vodka.

A friend of Morgan’s owned a copper factory and had an overflow of copper cups, so that became a trademark of the drink: the copper mug. The restaurant closed in 1987 and, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times (http://articles.latimes.com/1987-08-21/local/me-2302_1_sunset-strip) back then, Martin was generally credited with making vodka a popular drink, thanks to his contribution of ginger beer to what became a popular cocktail.

Have you had any Cock’n Bull Ginger Beer? Please let me know in the comments.

Company: Cock’n Bull Beverage
Calories (per 12 oz.): 140
Caffeine (per 12 oz): Free
Sweetener: Sugar

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19 Comments

  1. i love this stuff

  2. Blake “Blakon101” Fredericks

    i feel ur pain

  3. deathmarkcomicsinc

    I love Cock 'n Bull,I wish it was appreciated more by other people, but I happen to like really spicy sodas (Macfuddys pepper elixir for example, which is like Dr. Pepper on steroids) so it looks like I'm the minority here. I have yet to try the cocktail but find CnB is fine on its own. I like the warmth it gives off. As of early 2015 my local Kroger has been carrying it in 4 packs.

  4. This is the closest thing to Stony (available in Kenya) I have found — it is a little high on the sugar but the ginger:spice ratio is pretty good!

  5. I opened my first bottle ever about fifteen minutes ago…never again…it's disgusting. Way too spicy and I cringe when I drink it, which is never a good sign. To be fair, maybe "ginger beer" just isn't my thing, and maybe I naively thought ginger beer would taste like ginger ale, which is an honest mistake when you're inexperienced. It tastes like unsweetened tree sap to me and the aftertaste grosses you out long after taking a sip. I made the mistake of buying a four pack. Live and learn. Down the sink you go.

  6. If only you were still doing soda reviews, I would have liked to hear your thoughts of Bundaberg Ginger Beer. If you could not find a source stateside, I doubt I'd feel comfortable sending glass bottles. 

    I feel lucky that we have a brewed cloudy ginger beer as a mainstream item in Australian supermarkets amongst the sterile ginger beers and ales.

  7. Bruce Cost is better and more authentic 

  8. its not made from pure ginger root, you cant see the cloud settled in the bottom like ginger people brand or Bundagerg, fever tree is also much better 

  9. I had this. I thought it was pretty nasty… way too ginger-y. Too spicy.

  10. Thanks so much, Marshall.

  11. It's crazy I absolutely hate spicyness in general but I can't stop drinking this (not in a cocktail obviously as I'm only 15) btw your videos are great

  12. Thank you for the request and for watching the show. Unfortunately, Soda Tasting is no longer being produced. Sorry. I appreciate your time.

  13. I live in the UK, you should if you haven't already done, give Idris ginger beer a go. It's listed as fiery but isn't as hot as the name suggests and is very sweet.

  14. Thanks. 🙂

  15. The first ginger ale I've ever had in my life was this one. It was nasty! But as I start getting into ginger ale more, I'm starting to love it. Nice vid.

  16. That makes sense, Ms. Simpson. Thanks for the comment. Good luck with Blenheim!

  17. I've seen people drink this casually, but I think more than 90% of CnB that is sold is specifically for moscow mules. The spice of the ginger interacts with the acidity of the lime and the copper of the cup to create a drink that is unique in flavor and very refreshing. I've had attempts that were made with reeds, goslings, and others and they are nowhere near the same thing. will look for blenheims to try next

  18. Thanks MikeFlamingo! 🙂

  19. Cool vid and loads of info too! As a spicy ginger fan, I'll have to check this out! Can't wait for the big 100!

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