All natural/organic, refreshing, and a great mixer or spritzer choice.
Notes: Ouzon Soda made by OPA! Originals, Inc a local Rochester New York company, is an interesting and refreshing addition to you cabinet of mixers to make a craft cocktail.
Appearance: Clear with the merest suggestion of a tint to it from the organic star anise tea used to make it.
First Impression: Aromatic star anise/licorice notes, very clean and distinct notes of star anise
Taste: Anise and pure sugar, not the sticky taste of corn syrup , unlike a lot of soda, good and not overdone carbonation with a lingering taste of anise but not clingy or syrupy in any way. Very refreshing and clean tasting.
Drinks: A nice way to add anise flavor (and bubbles) without resorting to anisette, absinthe or ouzo. Also given the fact this is a relatively new product, any cocktail you come up with will be original and you can claim as your own. Has a number of characteristics that make it similar to Birch Beer, an uncomplicated type of sarsaparilla, or a white root beer if that helps get your imagination going. A great topper for a lot of fizz, highball or aperitif type cocktails among others.
Bottle: A somewhat standard 12 oz clear glass bottle, cylindrical with tapering starting at shoulder to a screw off cap. Simple,uncluttered graphic and a neck label showing their Beverage World Bronze Bev Star Award from 2011.
Other: Made from all natural and organic ingredients unlike the majority of sodas currently available.
Final Thoughts: Well done, organic, refreshing on its own or as a mixer, what could be better?