I remember as a child that we would drink Canada Dry Ginger Ale about as often as we drank Coca Cola. Originated in Canada and adopted by America, the Canada Dry brand serves as a cultural bridge between our two countries. Canada Dry Ginger Ale was created in 1890 by John J. McLaughlin, an Ontario pharmacist, and for a few decades thereafter this effervescent beverage was mainly a Canadian regional drink. (Coincidentally, Coca Cola was also concocted a few years before in 1886 by a pharmacist, John Pemberton.) Once its popularity spread to the U.S. around the 1920s, it eventually became a major American brand as attested by this assortment of vintage advertisements.