People often say to me: "David," they say, getting off to a good start, "you usually seem like such an upright, level-headed young American. Why do you seem to so often visit England or Commonwealth Countries?"
It is, I think you'll agree, an excellent question and, like all excellent questions, it has a simple answer. It is much easier to find Bitter Lemon wherever Queen Elizabeth is on the money. America not being a bitter country, it has become almost impossible to find Bitter Lemon here. In fact, it's become difficult to find people who understand what you're looking for when you ask for Bitter Lemon.
Imagine my joy, therefore, upon discovering that my supermarket now stocks the Fever Tree line of mixers, including Bitter Lemon:
As it happens, friend of the blog Brit is one of the world's foremost Fever Tree bloggers, has personally witnessed me breaking off from a long line of pints to order a Bitter Lemon, and yet somehow never mentioned Fever Tree Bitter Lemon, which, while not the ne plus ultra of Bitter Lemon (which would be Schweppes), is pretty good.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, "now stocks" turns out to be unfounded optimism. The Bitter Lemon is only on the shelf on about a third of my weekly visits, with the result that I immediately buy up all they have left.