No Leftovers Left Behind

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When it comes to the holiday season, perhaps one of the most beloved parts is the delectable desserts that are sure to be integrated into every celebration. From apple pie to pecan tarts, we all have our favorites that the holiday just wouldn't be complete without. We're sharing a few of our go-to dessert recipes that pair perfectly with a ginger beer cocktail and are guaranteed to get gobbled up at your next gathering.

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Apple Pie Cookies via Two Sisters Crafting

Cookie Dough Ingredients:

1 cup Butter

1 cup Granulated sugar

1/2 cup Brown sugar

2 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

3 cups All-Purpose flour

2 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

1 tsp. Baking powder

1 tsp. Baking soda

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 cup Tart apples

Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup Butter

8 oz. Cream cheese

3 tsp. Vanilla

4 cups Powdered sugar

1 tsp. Cinnamon

Cookie Dough Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel and finely dice apples. In a large bowl combine butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla before mixing in the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix in half of the flour before folding apples into the dough. Add the remaining flour and combine. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. 

Frosting Directions: 

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until blended. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until it is incorporated. Frost the cookies and dust with additional cinnamon. 

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie via Pillsbury

Ingredients:

1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust

2 Eggs

3/4 cup Sugar

1 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp. Salt

15 oz. Pumpkin

12 oz. Evaporated milk

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place pie crust in a 9 inch glass pie pan. Beat eggs with wire whisk and stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into crust and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 40 to 50 minutes longer or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

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Harvest Caramel Corn via Two Sisters Crafting

Ingredients:

10 cups Popped popcorn

Salt

1 cup Butter

1 cup Light brown sugar

2 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

Mini Rolos

M&M's

Directions: 

Remove any un-popped kernels from popcorn. Melt butter on stove over medium heat before adding brown sugar. Stir until combined and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, cook for five minutes without stirring. Add vanilla before the four minute mark. After boiling for five minutes, add baking soda and drizzle three-quarters of caramel mixture over popcorn. Gently fold the mixture until covered. Pour onto an aluminum foil covered baking sheet and drizzle remaining caramel mixture overtop. Immediately add the Rolos and M&M's on top. 

Which desserts do you never show up to a holiday party without? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Blessed with Barritt’s

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Thanksgiving can be a bit of a nostalgic time with the usual, hardy dishes and the ritual of preparing and sharing a meal with those who matter most to us. Surrounded by familiarity, we finally get a chance to relax, unwind and appreciate those around us -- add some classic cocktails worth giving thanks for into the mix and life couldn't get much better!

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Cape Cod Mule

Ingredients:

2 oz. Tito’s Vodka

2 oz. Cranberry juice

4 oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer

Lime wedge

Directions: 

Combine vodka, cranberry juice and Barritt’s Ginger Beer into an ice filled copper mug. Garnish with lime wedge.

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Rum Berry Cocktail via Kitchen Sanctuary

3 oz. Spiced rum

17 oz. Pomegranate juice

1 oz. Triple sec

8 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

2 cups Mixed berries

Fresh thyme

Directions: 

Stir spiced rum, pomegranate juice, triple sec and Barritt's Ginger Beer in a large jug. Fill four to six glasses with frozen berries halfway and top with the cocktail. Garnish with fresh berries and a sprig of fresh thyme.

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Johnny Apple Mule

Ingredients: 

2 oz. Rye whiskey

2 oz. Apple cider

2-4 oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer

Directions: 

Shake rye whiskey and apple cider in a cocktail shaker. Strain into an ice-filled glass and top with Barritt’s Ginger Beer. Garnish with a lemon slice.

What are you grateful to be sipping on this Thanksgiving? Share your favorite holiday cocktails in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Pass the Boos: Halloween Party Cocktails

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Whether you love Halloween for the costumes, the candy or are just here for the boos, tis the season for transforming into whomever and whatever you want. With a line-up of spooktacular Halloween parties likely filling your social agenda, we have an array of boo-zy cocktails sure to scare party guests with how delicious they are.

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Plundering Pumpkin via Captain Morgan

Ingredients: 

1 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

3 oz. Pumpkin beer

1 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Ice

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients in an iced filled glass and stir to combine.

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Bourbon Butterbeer via The Gastronom

Cocktail Ingredients: 

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon

1 oz. Buttered brown sugar simple syrup

4 oz. Apple cider

2 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Ice

Simple Syrup Ingredients:

1/2 cup Water

1/2 cup Light brown sugar

1 tsp. Butter extract

Simple Syrup Instructions:

Bring water and brown sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Once cooled, add butter extract and store in the refrigerator.

Cocktail Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients in an iced filled glass and stir to combine.

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Midnight's Shadow via Cosmopolitan

Ingredients: 

Sugar Island Spiced Rum

1/4 cup Ground espresso

Fresh lime juice

Barritt's Ginger Beer

Lime wheel

Instructions:

Infuse Sugar Island Spiced Rum with espresso and let soak for 30 minutes before straining mixture. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add two parts espresso-infused rum and one half part fresh lime juice. Shake and strain into glass. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and garnish with a lime wheel.

What are you dressing up as this Halloween? We'd love to hear! Share your costume ideas in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share.

Falling for Barritt's

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"Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen." - Unknown

With its arrival, fall brings not only cooler temperatures but also warm colors and comforting flavors. Now that we've officially reached October, it's safe to say fall is upon us and its time to savor its spicy-sweet tastes. What better way to say "cheers" to the beauty of autumn than with cocktails inspired by the most beloved flavors of fall? 

Falling for Barritt's

Apple Pie Mule via The Cookie Rookie

Ingredients: 

4 oz. Apple cider

4 oz. Tito's Vodka

1 bottle Barritt's Ginger Beer

Cinnamon sticks

Apple slices 

Directions: 

Fill two mugs with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider and Tito's Vodka. Shake to combine. Pour half of the apple cider mixture into each mug. Top each mug with Barritt's Ginger Beer until full. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.

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Pumpkin Spice Mule via ForRent.com

Ingredients:

4 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

2 oz. Pumpkin spice syrup

1.5 oz. Tito's Vodka

Nutmeg

Cinnamon sticks

Directions: 

Combine Barritt's Ginger Beer, Pumpkin spice syrup and Tito's Vodka. Shake well and pour over ice. Garnish with a shake of nutmeg on top and a cinnamon stick stirrer.

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Campfire Mule via The Gastronom

Ingredients: 

2 oz. Brulee Liquor

.5 oz. Tito's Vodka

.25 oz. Lime juice

5 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Ice

Marshmallows

Directions: 

Combine Brulee Liquor, Tito's Vodka, lime juice, Barritt's Ginger Beer and ice. Toast marshmallows to your liking on a garnish pick and place atop glass for garnish.

What are your favorite fall Moscow Mule flavors? We'd love to hear! Share your favorite combos in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Celebrating Game Day the Barritt's Way

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Crisp fall weekends were meant to be spent cheering on your favorite football team to victory. Whether you're tailgating at the stadium or inviting a crew over to catch the game on the big screen, cocktails are a football celebration staple in our book.

First down or fourth down -- get ready to raise a glass and make a toast with these three fall cocktail favorites. May the best team (or cocktail) come out on top.

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Cornerback Carmel Apple Mule via The Casual Craftlete

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Smirnoff Caramel Flavored Vodka 

4 oz. Apple cider

4 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Apple slice

Cinnamon stick

Directions:

Fill a glass with ice. Top with Smirnoff Vodka, apple cider and Barritt's Ginger Beer. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick. 

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Sideline Spicy Mule

Ingredients:

2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tequila

1 oz. Lime juice

4 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Jalapeño

Lime slice

Directions:

Add ingredients into copper mug. Garnish with a lime slice and jalapeño.

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Gridiron Ginger Beer Shandy via Canadian Living

Ingredients:

4 oz. Hellman's Old Style Lager

4 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

1 lime

Directions:

Fill a glass halfway with ice and squeeze lime over top. Add Hellman's Old Style Lager and Barritt's Ginger Beer. Stir to combine.

What team are you rooting for this season? Share your favorites in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Back to School: Cocktail Basics with Barritt's

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As an adult, you may not be hitting the books in a traditional manner this fall, but at Barritt's we're always down to share a bit of knowledge. While some may be headed back to school this September, we're heading back to basics... cocktail basics that is. Gather your supplies list, it's time for a quick course on how to build the perfect mule, featuring yours truly, Barritt's Ginger Beer.

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Simple Mule

Ingredients:

2 oz. Tito's Vodka

1 oz. lime juice

4 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Directions:

Combine Tito's Vodka, lime juice and Barritt's Ginger Beer in a copper mug. Garnish with lime. 

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Slim Mule

Ingredients:

1 oz. Tito's Vodka

1/2 oz. St. Germain

1 oz. lemon or lime juice

Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer

Directions:

Combine Tito's Vodka, St. Germain, lemon or lime juice and Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer in an ice-filled copper mug. Garnish with strawberry slice and lemon or lime wheel.

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Berry Basic Mule via She Knows

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. lime juice

Fresh berries

2 oz. Tito's Vodka

3 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer 

Soda water

Directions:

Muddle berries and lime juice. Add Barritt's Ginger Beer and Tito's Vodka. Pour over ice and top with soda water.

What's your go-to tip for building the perfect mule? Do tell! Share your must-have tools + tricks in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Barritt's on a Boat

With the summer days drifting away, soaking up the final moments of fun in the sun takes top priority. While some may prefer to spend their days at the pool and others on the beach, we’re looking forward to toasting goodbye to another sun filled summer while taking float on a boat. Rock the boat one last time this summer with one our favorite fruity + fizzy cocktails. 

Lemonade Moscow Mule via Lemons For Lulu

Ingredients:

4 oz. Tito's Vodka

1 cup lemonade

1 cup Barritt's Ginger Beer

1 lime, squeezed

Lime slices

Lemons slices

Fresh mint

Directions:

Combine Tito's Vodka, lemonade and lime juice in cocktail shaker. Pour over ice and top with Barritt's Ginger Beer. Garnish with slices of lemon, lime and fresh mint leaves. 

Electric Shark via Captain Morgan

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

1 oz. Blue Curacao

2 oz. pineapple juice

2 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Directions:

Combine Captain Morgan, Blue Curacao and pineapple juice in cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into an ice filled glass. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer, stir to combine and garnish with a pineapple leaf.

Grapefruit Rosemary Mule via Domesticate Me

Ingredients:

2 oz. Tito's Vodka

2 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

3 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

1 sprig fresh rosemary

Directions:

Fill glass with ice and add Tito's vodka, grapefruit, lime juice and Barritt's Ginger Beer. Stir to combine. Garnish with sprig of rosemary and grapefruit slices. 

What fruity + refreshing cocktails are you raising a glass to the end of summer with? Do tell! Share your fave drinks in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Drinking Away the Dog Days of Summer

There’s no denying that some of the best memories are made in the heat of the sizzling summer months. As the days wear on and the temps continue to heat up, having a cocktail within reach at all times becomes a necessity. Drink away the dog days of summer with these fizzy and fruity Moscow Mules featuring yours truly, Barritt's Ginger Beer.

Just Peachy Moscow Mule via Waiting On Martha

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. peach vodka

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 cup Barritt's Ginger Beer

2 stems of fresh mint

1 peach, peeled and sliced

Lime wedges, peaches and mint for garnish

Ice cubes

Directions:

Muddle 1/2 fresh peach and fresh mint in mug. Add vodka, lime juice and ice cubes. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and stir to combine. Garnish with lime wedges, peach slices and mint.

Watermelon Moscow Mule via The Kitchenarium

Ingredients:

8 cups frozen watermelon, cubes

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup Tito's Vodka

1/4 cup mint leaves

12 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Lime wedges, watermelon and mint for garnish

Directions:

Blend frozen watermelon, lime juice, Tito's Vodka and mint leaves on high until well combines. Distribute between four copper mugs and top off with Barritt's Ginger Beer. Garnish with lime wedges, watermelon and mint. 

Ocean Blue-Berry Moscow Mule via Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

Ingredients:

2-3 oz. blueberry vodka

3 mint leaves

12 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Crushed ice

Blueberries for garnish

Directions:

In copper mug, muddle mint leaves. Add in crushed ice and top with blueberry vodka. Squeeze in the juice of one lime and top with ginger beer. Garnish with blueberries.

What fruity concoctions are you mixing up this summer? Do tell! Share your fave drinks in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share.