Drinks like egg nog and spiced cider begin creeping onto grocery store shelves come September. Now these traditional fall and winter beverages have a new contender in their midsts. Coca-Cola recently announced that it would be releasing its first-ever ‘hot’ soft drink in Japan this October 21st. Coca-Cola’s Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale beverage is intensely flavored with cinnamon and apple, and it’s meant to be served warm.
Coca-Cola decided to debut its warm soda in Japan because canned hot beverages like tea and coffee are already extremely popular there, reports Huffington Post. Coca-Cola is trying to tap a whole new market with its ‘hot’ soda to offset some of the financial troubles that have been plaguing the company in Europe, Mexico, and the U.S.
And now, here are some hot beverages that are infinitely better tasting than Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale will be: Ronnybrook Dairy Eggnog, Grog, and apple cider heated with cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and star anise.