Gingerly Speaking

Three South Bayers seek out summer refreshment with the help of a little ginger beer.

The Judges

Cherice Tatum 

Marketing Director, Hermosa Beach

Jonny Perdue

Musician, Hermosa Beach

Jill Jensen

Director of Development, Hermosa Beach




Herradura blanco, grapefruit, lime, ginger beer and a sugar rim

THE STRAND HOUSE, Manhattan Beach

Cherice: Simplistic approach, beautiful ombre color.

Jill: Light and just enough sweetness. 

Jonny: Good, refreshing. 

Score: 8.6





Aga Vie, grapefruit liqueur, lime, ginger beer and peach aromatics

DÍA DE CAMPO, Hermosa Beach

Jill: At first it’s subtle, then the ginger comes as an aftertaste. 

Jonny: Classy, light, summery. 

Cherice: A bit too sweet for my liking.

Score: 8






Hanger One Buddha’s Hand Vodka, amaro, market berries, house ginger beer and lime

R10, Redondo Beach

Cherice: Strong ginger that lingers in the after-bite. 

Jill: This drink is more earthy. A little citrus would bring the summer in.

Jonny: I like the raspberry. 

Score: 7

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