Vernor's Ginger Ale Recipes, circa 1950

Summary

Vernor's Ginger Ale, one of the oldest surviving soft drinks in the United States, was created in Detroit and remains a favorite beverage of Michiganders. As a means to increase sales, recipe booklets were created and distributed to retailers of the beverage. These booklets, such as the one shown here, included a variety of recipes, from "Vernor's Hawaiian Punch" to "Baked Ham a la Vernor's."

Vernor's Ginger Ale, one of the oldest surviving soft drinks in the United States, was created in Detroit and remains a favorite beverage of Michiganders. As a means to increase sales, recipe booklets were created and distributed to retailers of the beverage. These booklets, such as the one shown here, included a variety of recipes, from "Vernor's Hawaiian Punch" to "Baked Ham a la Vernor's."

Artifact

Booklet

Date Made

circa 1950

Creators

James Vernor Company 

Place of Creation

United States 

Collection Title

Recipe Booklet Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2004.87.66

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of family of Joseph & Helen (Szczepaniak) Lyk.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography
Printing (Process)

Color

Peach (Color)
Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 3.25 in

Inscriptions

printed on cover: add a distinctive sparkle to food and refreshments / EASY TO MAKE DELIGHTFUL TO TASTE / Perfect taste with a Tradition

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