Detroit area natives Eileen and Konrad and his wife Lynn host a nostalgic Ice Cream Social making ginger ale floats for the group using Vernor's ginger ale.
"Vernors is the oldest surviving ginger ale sold in the United States"
"According to the 1911 trademark application on "Vernor's" as a name for ginger ale and extract, Vernors entered commerce in 1880 in Detroit. City by city, Vernor sold bottling franchises, with operators of those franchises required to strictly adhere to the recipe.
In 1896, Vernor closed his drugstore and opened a soda fountain closer to the city center, on Woodward Avenue south of Jefferson Avenue, near the ferry docks on the Detroit River to concentrate on the ginger ale business alone. Initially, Vernors was only sold via soda fountain franchises. The early Vernors soda fountains featured ornate plaster, lighting and ironwork featuring a "V" design, examples of which still exist, such as at the Halo Burger restaurant in Flint, Michigan. Later Vernors was bottled for home consumption."