By Kelly Holechek
Pop the top on one of these thirst-quenchers-all free of high-fructose corn syrup.
Thomas Kemper Root Beer Handcrafted Soda
This smooth, buttery concoction has delectable notes of burnt caramel and honey. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dreamy root beer float.
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To buy: $1.60 for one 12-ounce bottle, at grocery stores.
Fizzy Lizzy Pineapple
This just-sweet-enough cooler is a refreshing combination of lush tropical fruit and bubbles.
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To buy: $1.75 for one 12-ounce bottle, at grocery stores.
Lorina Blood Orange Premium French Soda
Open this charming, vintage-inspired bottle and pour yourself a treat. The citrusy sunset-pink drink inside had us saying "Ooh-la-la."
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To buy: $5 for one 25.4-ounce bottle, at grocery stores.
Boylan Sugar Cane Cola
Forget the heavy aftertaste of some brands: Pure cane sugar gives this winner a delicious freshness and true cola flavor.
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To buy: $1.70 for one12-ounce bottle, at grocery stores.
HotLips Blackberry Soda
Perfect for locavores, the label on this handmade favorite from Oregon even identifies the farm from which the berries were harvested. Also worth checking out: the company's boysenberry and raspberry flavors.
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To buy: $2.75 for one 12-ounce bottle, at grocery stores or shop.hotlipssoda.com.
GuS (Grown-up Soda) Dry Cranberry Lime
This tangy, subtly effervescent beverage is delicious on its own, but try it with a splash of vodka for a cosmopolitan-inspired spritzer.
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To buy: $2 for one 12-ounce bottle, at grocery stores.
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By Kelly Holechek