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Old-Timey Sodas at Winslow’s Mercantile!

We love having fun, and Old-Timey cane-sugar sodas bring fun. If you’ve been in, you know we have a wide selection at the Mercantile–but you probably also know, the variety can sometimes be a little overwhelming, so guess what? We’re making things simpler with a “Menu” of beverages and what tastes to expect. (Limited to Supply)

Soda Menu!

Rootbeers & Sarsaparillas

Boylan Rootbeer – A rich sassafras flavor derived from cinnamon, sweet birch, vanilla, and wintergreen oil.

Dad’s Rootbeer – Dad’s Old-Fashioned Root Beer is America’s Premium Root Beer. Dad’s is a unique root beer with a loyal following. Essential ingredients are wintergreen, licorice, and vanilla.

Dog N Suds Root Beer – Originally made in the Midwest in the early 1950s for a hot dog and root beer drive-in with the same name. The root beer provided the suds. Though at one point there were hundreds of Dog N Suds restaurants, fewer than 20 remain. This soda has a classic 50’s taste. It is sweet and creamy. The full-bodied sassafras flavors are accented by vanilla and have a nice smooth finish.

Fest Pecan Root Beer – Sweetened by Louisiana cane sugar.  What makes this root beer unique is the added complexity of pecan and praline notes.  This recipe was inspired by jazz pioneer King Joe Oliver.

Frostie! – Rootbeer and Vanilla Rootbeer

Oak Creek Barrel Aged Root Beer – Made by combining essential oils, Madagascar vanilla, botanical extracts, and other aromatics to craft a vintage Root Beer flavor. It’s then aged for at least one year in Missouri White Oak barrels with a medium char, according to age-old cooperage traditions. Vanilla notes and traces of oak in the finish.

Route 66 – Cane Sugar Root Beer

Sprecher Loc Cal Root Beer – This handcrafted reduced-calorie Root Beer gets its guilt-free flavors from just a touch of pure Wisconsin honey. Like their other sodas, it is fire-brewed in gas-fired brew kettle for a decadent, refreshing creaminess. Only 25 calories per serving. For optimum enjoyment serve chilled in frosted mugs.

Stewart’s Diet Root Beer – Diet Stewart’s Root Beer is a handcrafted recipe of secret ingredients, making for a smooth and creamy, zero-calorie taste with no caffeine. Enjoy as an ice-cold beverage or a delicious float. Relive the days of good, old-fashioned flavor with Diet Stewart’s Root Beer

Jackson Hole Sarsaparilla – An all-time favorite from the Wild West. A unique taste as big as the Wyoming sky, this Sarsaparilla tastes a bit like a cross between a cola drink and a rootbeer.

Sioux City Sarsaparilla – A Mercantile favorite, with classic Sarsaparilla flavor and sweetened with pure cane sugar.

Wild Spur Sarsaparilla – Wildly fantastic sarsaparilla. Get some or you’ll regret it.

Ginger Ales

Ale 8 – A Kentucky original, one my hillbilly kin grew up on. Ale-8’s crisp, clean taste is handcrafted batch-by-batch using a secret recipe passed down through four generations. Lightly carbonated and made with real ginger and citrus, experience a flavor that pops, especially when chilled.  The original Ale-8 remains loyal, steady, and proudly unconventional.

Blenheim Ginger Ale – Two Varieties! A hot, and a mild ginger ale:

The Pink Cap: The boldest flavor that tantalizes and tingles the taste buds and goes down as smoothly as a firecracker exploding in your throat. Some say its sinus-clearing heat snatches their breath away for a bit, while others thrive on the explosion of spicy ginger essence

The Gold Cap: The #5 formula is a little bit milder, but still retains that powerful burst of ginger personality that Blenheim fanatics crave. The secret recipe balances the fiery soul of the ginger with a succulent blend of sweetness to produce a perfectly balanced ginger ale.

Brooklyn Mango Ginger Beer – With a bold, extra-spicy ginger kick, Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer is made with pure cane sugar and contains unfiltered ginger pieces that you can see and taste. An added bonus… MANGO!

Reed’s – Before modern soft drink technology existed, non-alcoholic beverages were brewed at home directly from herbs, roots, spices, and fruits. These handcrafted brews were then aged like wine and prized not only for their taste but for their tonic, health-giving properties. Reed’s Brews are a delicious revival of this lost home-brewing art and are made the original way using the finest fresh herbs, roots, spices, and fruits.

Reed’s Spiced Apple Brew is carefully brewed using the finest apple juice, fresh ginger root, cinnamon, and other mulled cider spices. The result is a sparkling spiced apple cider. No preservatives or artificial anything.

Reed’s Raspberry Ginger – is brewed from 17 grams of fresh ginger root, raspberry juice, and lime. It is 20% raspberry juice and sweetened with cane sugar and fruit juice. Each small batch is handcrafted with pride, carefully brewed and aged by our expert brew-masters, choosing only the finest fresh herbs, roots, spices, and fruits, with no preservatives or artificial anything.

Cream Sodas

Boylan Cream Soda & Diet Cream — Hints of vanilla extract, coffee, and chocolate result in a uniquely refreshing take on a classic creme soda. Available in Diet too!

Henry Weinhard’s Vanilla Cream Soda —  A refreshing, hand-crafted cream soda deliciously blended with only the highest quality all-natural honey and vanilla. It features a heavy vanilla nose that gives way to sweet but delicate notes of bourbon vanilla and honey on the tongue, perfectly balanced by just the right amount of carbonation.

Route 66 – Blue Cream Soda.

Sprecher Cream Soda – It’s no secret why these handcrafted Cream Soda cause smiles of delight. They skillfully brew each batch with Wisconsin honey in gas-fired kettles. A delicate caramelization of sugars results in amazing deliciousness. This unique process produces a richly flavored soda with an exceptionally creamy mouthfeel.


Caruso’s Maraschino Cherry Cola – A great tasting cola made with pure cane sugar and a maraschino cherry overtone.

Mexican Coke: The classic Coke made with cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

RC Cola – While other colas simply go with the flow, RC Cola continues to stand for individuality. It’s been more than a hundred years, and consumer affection for RC Cola refuses to fizzle out. As one of the original American colas, RC has grown to be the brand choice of millions across the world. Regarded by many as the “flavor of freedom,” consumers enjoy a refreshing soft drink that personifies individuality.

Sprecher Puma Kola – All-Natural Puma Kola is fire-brewed in unique gas-fired kettles for distinctive flavor and character. Each batch is made from scratch using the finest ingredients; kola extract, real vanilla, a pinch of cinnamon and pure honey. You will roar with delight at this wonderfully rich and flavorful soft drink.


Astro Pop Pineapple – The translucent neon yellow liquid smells of gummy-glazed PINEAPPLE with a sweet enzyme finish. Medium-thin with medium-strong carbonation. This glowing pineapple bubblegum flavor is like having a summertime popsicle.

Avery Blood Orange – The scarlet-orange liquid gives a small hiss upon opening and a light sizzle to the pour that settles to faint popping. As bubbles surface and line the glass, there’s a deep blood orange scent. Thin consistency and light mouthfeel. The taste is a sweet-forward orange soda with the deep, juicy flavor of BLOOD ORANGE. There are light acids and minimal dryness, followed by a clean finish of cane. This smooth and sweet beverage has surprisingly subtle acidity, great for those who like a twist on traditional orange soda.

Batch Snozzberry – The snozzberry sensation is here to rock your world! This Snozzy craft soda has distinct flavors of BLACKBERRIES with the slightest hint for a mint that’s not too sweet, but still refreshing!

Blood Orange with Meyer Lemon Ginger – We’ve combined the essences of BLOOD ORANGE and MEYER LEMON(thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a mandarin) with fresh ginger undertones. Once a special edition, this not-to-be-missed flavor has settled into its permanent place in the line.

Bubble Up – is a LEMON LIME soft drink brand created in 1919, by Sweet Valley Products Co. of Sandusky, Ohio

Cheerwine – has a unique & fizzy wild CHERRY taste. Made in Salisbury, North Carolina for over a century–this soft drink is an icon of Southern food and culture.

Cicero Caramel Apple – Sweet and tart green APPLE flavor meets smooth caramel in this Chicago style treat! With a smooth aftertaste, you’ll be thirsting for more from Cicero Beverage Co!

Crush Grape – When it comes to creating memories with bold and exciting fruit flavor, no soft drink satisfies quite like a Crush. Crush GRAPE sends your taste buds into flavor overdrive with refreshingly juicy grape flavor that’s made with sugar and is caffeine-free. Crush has been a classic beverage brand loved by every generation since 1916. With the delicious taste of Crush Grape, this is where fun meets flavor.

Frostie! Originally produced in 1939! Several flavors: Blue Cream, Cherry Limeade, Green Apple, Strawberry Watermelon

IBC Black Cherry – Since 1919, IBC beverages have been unyielding in delivering quality soft drinks. IBC BLACK CHERRY Soda is a classic recipe of bold and sweet black cherry flavor and contains no caffeine.

Jacksonhole Huckleberry – A light and sweet favorite that’s perfectly suited for a cool refreshing drink on a hot summer day. High Mountain HUCKLEBERRY is crafted with care the old-fashioned way. Huckleberries are Summer ripened relatives of the Raspberry and Blackberry, with a rich juicy flavor somewhere between the two.

Nehi Peach and Grape – Nehi Grape… The classic flavor of Nehi soft drinks has been a definitive thirst quencher since its introduction in 1924. Nehi Peach soda tastes like biting into a sweet, juicy peach, perfect for those who seek a superior, caffeine-free soft drink. Enjoy a delicious original with Nehi Peach.

Nesbitt Honey Lemonade – Refreshingly bubbly giving you the classic honey lemonade you have come to love. … Nesbitt’s brand debuted in 1927, as part of the Nesbitt’s Fruit Products Company line of soda fountain products. 

Route 66 – Cane Sugar-Sweetened BLACK CHERRY and LIME.

Ski Citrus – SKI is a citrus soda made from real ORANGE and LEMON juice. 

Sprecher Orange Dream – One sip and you’ll remember the taste of ORANGE Dream forever. Blended and fire-brewed with Wisconsin honey, this handcrafted super creamy citrus soft drink is amazingly delicious. We think you’ll delight in this dreamy taste experience that’s over the moon.

Stewart’s Cherries and Cream – A true old-fashioned fountain classic! Stewart’s Cherries N’ Cream bursts with sweet cherry flavor with a hint of cream (non-dairy, yay!) that really takes you back.

Stewart’s Key Lime – Picture yourself on the beach in Key West. You’re sitting in a lounge chair watching the sunset and just before the last sliver of sunshine slips below the horizon you have a bite of fresh key lime pie. That’s what drinking a bottle of Stewart’s Key Lime is like.

Swamp Pop Sweet Ponchatoula Strawberries – STRAWBERRY, the official fruit of Louisiana, and it’s no wonder since Ponchatoula, Louisiana is the strawberry capital of the world! Swamp Pop Ponchatoula Pop Rouge captures the essence of this deservedly famous fruit at its sweet, juicy, fresh-picked peak!  Enjoy Ice Cold & Laissez Le Pop Tops Rouler!

Waialea Pineapple – Pure Pineapple with Maui Cane Sugar – “Makes you feel like King Kamehameha.”


Big Red – Red Cream soda since 1937 – a Texas Favorite! Great BUBBLE GUM taste you remember from your childhood A combination of lemon and orange oils, topped with pure vanilla.

Chocolate-Covered Maple Smoked Bacon – Get the remarkable taste of chocolatey goodness with the hint of maple candy, along with the tangy and salty flavor of delicious crunchy bacon in a frothy drink that is sure to be enjoyed by bacon lovers everywhere. If you love bacon, chocolate, and maple, then you will want to run right now and order this great novelty soda!

Dr Pepper – This is the “ORIGINAL FORMULA” of Dr Pepper, made with REAL CANE SUGAR! As authentic as a vintage “I’m a Pepper®” tee, Dr Pepper is always original. A signature blend of 23 flavors makes every sip of Dr Pepper truly unique. There’s nothing like a Dr Pepper

Love Potion 69 – What can we say? It’s an “arousing” herbal carbonated drink containing damiana.

Manhattan Special Coffee – Freshly Brewed Espresso sodas are created with Love! Each batch creates a full-bodied brew that is the essence of our Espresso Coffee Sodas.

Abita Pecan Pie Soda – Enjoy the taste of classic Louisiana Pecan Pie in a bubbly, sweet soda. The flavors of pecans, caramelized sugar, butter, vanilla, and even pie crust are all here. It’s like a home-baked pie captured in a bottle. Made with pure Louisiana cane sugar and naturally caffeine & gluten-free.

Pumpkin Pie Soda – This seasonal soda from Portland, Maine’s Maine Root smells like freshly grated nutmeg and clove, and tastes somewhere between cream soda and ginger beer with enough spices to evoke your favorite fall squash pie!

Saranac Shirley Temple – The world-famous Shirley Temple cocktail was created in the 1930’s, made with ginger ale and grenadine, and named after the curly-haired movie star, Shirley Temple. This Saranac Shirley Temple bottled soda is handcrafted to mimic that cocktail and made in the same tradition as their root beer, so you know you can trust the taste. Shirley Temple soda contains no alcohol and is caffeine-free. It’s a truly refreshing treat for kids and will take many adults back to a favorite flavor from their childhood.

Sioux City Prickly Pear – Imbibe in the taste of the Wild West with the unique flavor of prickly pear sweetened with pure cane sugar. This refreshing treat has a fun pink color and a one-of-a-kind flavor, making a delightful drink for parties.

Swamp Pop Praline – The golden amber liquid gives a bold hiss and scent of buttery candied nuts. Carbonation is foamy and the mouthfeel is full with moderately-high viscosity. Taste it and find a delicious sensation consisting of a buttery, sweet, rich nutty flavor. Reminiscent of almonds and pecans, as well as fading into a decadent caramel, this is like dessert in a glass.

Soda Alternatives:

Izze – IZZE Sparkling Juices are a delectable mix including 70% fruit juice and a splash of sparkling water, making them the perfect feel-good drink to brighten up your days. Elevate your get-togethers with family or friends by pouring some delicious sparkling drinks. Available in Clementine, Apple, Grapefruit, and Blackberry.

LaCroix – Natural Essenced Sparkling water with zero sugar in Lemon and Lime

Yoo Hoo! – For eight generations, Yoo-hoo has been a sweet tooth satisfier with its refreshing chocolate flavor. The perfect beverage for the chocolate lover, the smooth and rich taste of Yoo-hoo chocolate drink is sure to hit the spot.

Still confused?

You’ll just have to come in and taste for yourself!

Until next time…

Stay Swellegant!

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