12 cool vintage sodas you should try

Grab one of these fizzy favorites to pack with your lunch

Coca-Cola will always be the city’s most popular soft drink. But lately we’ve noticed lesser-known retro sodas sharing shelf space alongside Coke’s signature curvy glass bottles. Why not wash your lunch down with a gulp of vintage fizz?

1116_sandwiches016_oneuseonlyMoxie Original Elixir, est. 1885 / Ticonderoga Club, $2.50
Blenheim Ginger Ale, est. 1903 / Minero, $3
Fentimans Curiosity Cola, est. 1905 / Star Provisions, $4.10
NuGrape, est. 1906 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75

1116_sandwiches015_oneuseonlyTriple XXX Root Beer, est. 1908 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75
Hosmer Orange Dry, est. 1912 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75
Cheerwine, est. 1917 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75
Bubble Up, est. 1919 / Collier Candy Company, $3

1116_sandwiches017_oneuseonlyNesbitt’s Honey Lemonade, est. 1924 / Collier Candy Company, $3
Ale-8-One, est. 1926 / Fred’s Meat & Bread, $2.75
Frostie Cherry Limeade, est. 1939 / Collier Candy Company, $3
Jarritos Tamarind, est. 1950 / Minero, $2.50

Photographs by Caroline C. Kilgore

This article originally appeared in our November 2016 issue.

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