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Ale-8-One could be described as a ginger ale, but with more caffeine, a fruitier flavor, less carbonation, and about 1/4 fewer calories than conventional soda. Its closely guarded recipe yields an exceptionally clean, authentic beverage that tastes as if it just came from a Depression-era drugstore soda fountain. Known colloquially as Ale-8, this hard-to-find, regional soft drink dates to the 1920s and is bottled by a family-owned enterprise in the small town of Winchester, Kentucky, where the beverage is especially popular.

Some Kentuckians are fond of mixing Ale-8-One with one of the commonwealth’s many bourbons, such as Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey or Buffalo Trace. This concoction has come to be known as “The Kentucky Cocktail” and is a signature drink at multiple Kentucky establishments and Derby Day parties everywhere. Ale-8 is also often mixed with vodka or Seagram’s Seven to produce “Tender Lovin’” and “Kentucky Beer” cocktails, respectively. The unusual Ale-8-One name, pronounced “a late one,” is rumored to have been its creator’s play on words in dubbing it “the latest thing” in beverages at that time, although some suspect the name had more to do with the wee-hours nights this beverage can induce when mixed!

Ale-8-One Ingredients

Ingredients: Carbonated water, sugar and/or corn sweetener, glycerine, natural and artificial flavorings, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), caramel coloring, phosphoric acid, caffeine

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 8 fl. oz. Servings per Container: 1.5 Amount per serving: Calories 80; Sodium 10mg; Total Carb. 20g; Sugars 20g

Product Details

Packaging: 12oz Glass Bottles
Weight: 36 lbs
Shipping: Currently, item(s) only ship within 48 contiguous United States
Item #: 2401841
UPC: 072275000221

Customer Reviews

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by Maggie
on 10/24/2014
Replaces Pain Pill
Ale 8 One is my drink of choice.  I have bad headaches.  I was prescribed a pain pill with caffeine for my headaches.  Opposed to pain meds, I opted to drink my favorite drink - Ale 8 because of its caffeine content.  It works !  AND, the Ale  8 helps my acid reflux.  
I love Ale 8!  Best of the best!  
by KS
on 3/31/2014
A unique, refreshing soda
Ale 8 is a very light, fruity drink that quenches thirst. In my opinion, it has more of a sweet ginger flavor opposed to the heavy, syrupy taste of ginger ale. The carbonation is key to making this drink so wonderful. 

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