Seeing & Sipping Green

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Irish or not, you're in luck this St. Patrick's Day because we're sharing our favorite green ginger beer cocktail recipes for those of you who plan to kick back and sip the day away. These three fresh + fruity concoctions are full of flavor, festive as can be and better than any pot of gold you could discover... well maybe we shouldn't go that far ;) Just a few sips of these St. Patrick's Day inspired cocktails and we guarantee you'll be ready to shake your shamrocks.

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Sour Ginger Apple Cocktail via Mom On the Side


1/2 oz. Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka

1 oz. Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka

1 1/2 oz. Apple juice

1 1/2 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Green apple slices


Add Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka and apple juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until combined before straining into a glass. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and garnish with a green apple slice.  


Pear Irish Mule via Sugar and Charm


3 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey

2 Limes, juiced

1 tbsp. Pear puree

Barritt's Ginger Beer

Lime wheel

Pear slice



Puree one very ripe pear and the juice of half of a lime in the food processor until smooth. Combine Jameson Irish Whiskey, the juice of one lime and pear puree in a copper mug. Stir together before topping with Barritt's Ginger Beer. Garnish with a lime wheel, pear slice and mint. 

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Pot of Gold Cocktail via The Spruce


2 oz. Tito's Vodka

1/2 oz. Elderflower liqueur

1 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

4 Cucumber slices

8 Mint leaves


Muddle three cucumber slices and seven mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add Tito's Vodka and elderflower liqueur and shake until combined. Strain into a chilled glass or copper mug and top with Barritt's Ginger Beer. Garnish with a cucumber slice and fresh mint leaf.  

What St. Patrick's Day cocktails always have you feelin' lucky? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. Plus find more of our favorite St. Patrick's Day cocktails here.

National Moscow Mule Day

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Today we're raising a glass to our favorite holiday of the year -- National Moscow Mule Day. Since 1874, Barritt's Ginger Beer has been the go-to mixer for a number of drinks, but when this beloved cocktail made its way into inception in 1941, Barritt's took on a whole new purpose in bars across the globe. The truth is, we've never met a Moscow Mule we didn't like, but with so many different flavor combinations... can you blame us? Whether you're celebrating today or are like us here at Barritt's and celebrate National Moscow Mule Day every day, these recipes are sure to become a staple in your rotation.

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Blue Mule via Anna's Entitled Life


1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice

2 oz. Tito's Vodka

1 oz. Dekuyper Blue Curacao

3 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer 

8 Sugar-dusted blueberries

1 lime wheel

Crushed ice


Combine lime juice, vodka and blue curacao into a copper mug. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and add in crushed ice. Garnish with sugar-dusted blueberries and a lime wheel.

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Barritt's Moscow Mule


2 oz. Tito's Vodka

1 oz. Fresh lime juice

4 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

1 Lime wheel


Combine lime juice and vodka in a copper mug. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer before garnishing with a lime wheel.

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Brown Sugar + Roasted Pineapple Mule via Creative Culinary


1 Pineapple

1/4 c. Brown sugar

Mint leaves

2 oz. Tito's Vodka

1 oz. Dole Pineapple Juice

3 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Juice of one lime


Lime wedges


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Chop pineapple into 1/2 inch pieces, coat with brown sugar and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss before roasting for another 10 minutes. Let pineapple cool. Muddle two tablespoons of the roasted pineapple and three mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, pineapple juice and lime juice. Fill with ice and shake until cold. Fill two copper mugs with ice and evenly split mixture between the two. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and garnish with a sprig of mint, lime wedge and roasted pineapple.

What are your favorite Moscow Mule recipes? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Snow Day Sips

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As the winter months drag on and the snow continues to fall, it's no question your restlessness increases with each passing day. Peak cabin fever season is here and will likely stick around for a little bit longer. And while you may be ready for spring to arrive, there's something that's both comforting and relaxing about knowing you're snowed in for the day with nowhere to go. So the next time those flakes start to fall from the sky, do yourself a favor -- sit back, relax and reach for a bottle of Barritt's Ginger Beer because these cozy cocktails are perfect to whip up when you're surrounded by a winter wonderland. 

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Smoky Whiskey Mule via Chili Pepper Madness


6 Bacon slices

3 tbsp. Brown sugar

1 tbsp. McCormick Chili Powder

1 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice

3 oz. Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Whiskey

12 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place bacon on a lined baking sheet and cover with brown sugar and chili powder before baking until crispy. Cool completely. Place four bacon slices in a cocktail shaker with Jack Daniel's. Shake vigorously and then steep for at least 10 minutes or overnight. Strain bacon and whiskey mixture into two ice-filled glasses and split lemon juice between each. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and garnish with a slice of candied bacon.


Pomegranate Irish Mule via Fox and Briar


2 oz. Whiskey

4 oz. Pomegranate juice

6 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Pomegranate arils

Sugared rosemary sprigs


Fill a copper mug with ice and add whiskey and pomegranate juice. Stir until combined before topping with Barritt's Ginger Beer. Garnish with pomegranate arils and sugared rosemary sprigs.

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Rosemary-Ginger Sparkler via Food & Wine


2 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon

1/2 oz. Fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. Rosemary-Ginger syrup

2 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

1 Rosemary sprig


Fill a copper mug with ice and add Jim Beam Bourbon, lemon juice and rosemary-ginger syrup. Stir well. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

What sips do you always have on hand in case you get snowed in for the day? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

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They say the quickest way to the heart is through the stomach and after putting this theory to the test, whoever "they" is was definitely right. Whether you'll be spending this month with someone special celebrating Valentine's Day or will be gathering together your crew to celebrate Galentine's Day, let your sweet tooth loose and indulge in one of these delicious desserts. Sure to make hearts skip a beat, we guarantee these sweet treats paired with one of our bright cocktails, like the Red Vespa, will make your February complete.


Conversation Heart Cookie Sandwiches via I Spy DIY


1 c. Unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/4 c. Sugar

1 Egg

1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. Almond extract

3 c. Flour

1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder

1/4 tsp. Salt

Vanilla frosting


Red gel food coloring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add in the egg, vanilla and almond extract, mix until combined. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet one until combined. Divide dough into two bowls and add 1/8 teaspoon of gel food coloring into each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour. Once dough is chilled, set out for five to 10 minutes before using. Flour your work surface and roll dough out to 1/4" thick before using a heart shaped cookie cutter. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for seven to nine minutes. Let cookies cool before piping your frosting on the bottom side of each cookie. Place two together to form a sandwich and roll in sprinkles. 


Cupid Heart Cake Pops via Hello Little Home


1 Baked Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake

16 oz. Betty Crocker Chocolate Frosting

Wilton Candy Melts in pink and bright white

Vegetable shortening

Lollipop sticks

Gold cardstock

Double-sided tape


Put the baked cake into a large bowl and break into fine crumbs. Stir in the frosting, adding just enough to hold the cake together. Form the cake mixture (approximately a tablespoon for each) into a ball and flatten slightly before molding it into a heart shape. Use a toothpick to refine the edges. Place the hearts on their sides on a parchment-lined baking sheet, insert the lollipop sticks and freeze for one hour. Microwave the candy melts following the instructions on the package before adding in two teaspoons of vegetable shortening. Dip each heart into the candy melts and put back onto the baking sheet to harden. Once hardened, decorate the pops as desired and place into the fridge. Cut arrows out of the gold cardstock and glue onto the end of each lollipop stick once candy melts have hardened. 


Red Velvet Cookies via The Domestic Rebel


3/4 c. Softened butter

1/2 c. Brown sugar

1/2 c. White sugar

1 Egg

1 tbsp. Vanilla extract

1 1/4 c. Red velvet cake mix (dry)

1 1/4 c. Flour

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

1 1/2 c. White chocolate chips


Cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined. Finally add in the red velvet cake mix, flour and baking soda until dough is formed. Stir in one cup of white chocolate chips. Chill overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray baking sheets with cooking spray. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough approximately two inches apart and bake for nine to 11 minutes. Place the reserved white chocolate chips onto the tops and allow to cool. 

What sweet treats do you use to capture hearts for Valentine's Day? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes to get festive for the fourth in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Toasty Toddies

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While January is known on average as being one of winter's most brutal months in the Northern Hemisphere, truthfully Northerners know it's really just the beginning. And though some may consider ginger beer to be more of a go-to for their summertime sips, we're here to tell you that no matter the season nor the weather it brings, nothing beats a Barritt's cocktail. Whether you're just getting home from a bitterly cold afterwork commute or have just come indoors from shoveling snow, these toasty toddies are sure to warm your soul and fill your heart with happiness all day, every day. 

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Ginger Hot Toddy via Robust Recipes


1 oz. Jim Beam Original Bourbon Whiskey

1 tbsp. Honey

12 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer 

Lemon wedges


In a microwave-safe glass, combine Jim Beam Whiskey with the honey and heat in the microwave until slightly warmed. Stir until honey is completely dissolved. Add in Barritt's Ginger Beer and stir to combine. Microwave until warm before squeezing one lemon wedge into the drink. Garnish with a lemon wedge. 


Winter Tea Rum Punch via Sugar Salted


1 c. Water

3 Wintery teabags such as cinnamon or baked apple

1 c. Fresh orange juice

1 1/4 c. Barritt's Ginger Beer

1 c. Dark rum

1/2 c. Honey

Orange twists

Sugar swizzle sticks


Bring water to a boil on stove. Remove from heat and let tea bags brew for five minutes. Discard the bags. Combine orange juice, Barritt's Ginger Beer, rum and honey in a separate saucepan. Stir in hot tea. Bring to a boil before lowering to medium heat and letting simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and pour into serving glasses. Garnish with an orange twist and swizzle stick. 

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Hot Ginger Punch via Metro


5 oz. Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum

27 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

15 to 20 Cloves

6 to 10 Star Anise

1 Vanilla pod

Orange twists


Gently heat Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum and Barritt's Ginger Beer on the stove for five to ten minutes. Do not bring to a boil. Slice the vanilla pod from top to bottom and add to the pot along with cloves and star anise, keeping the heat on low. Add a few orange twists and gently stir. Ladle into glasses and garnish with remaining spices or twists.

What's hot toddies do you turn to when the heart of winter hits? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

New Year, New You

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Each year we raise a toast on December 31 and welcome the new year along with a new set of resolutions to become the best version of ourselves. At the top of everyone's list each year is a resolution that reads something along the lines of "lose weight," "get fit" or "slim down." With these goals in mind, it may be your first instinct to cut back or cut out cocktails completely... but that doesn't have to be the case. We're sharing our favorite tasty, low-calorie cocktails that are so good you won't even realize they're slim. Each recipe features Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer -- our zero calorie, no sugar and gluten-free alternative that's just as flavorful as the original ginger beer you know and love.


Slim Mule


1 oz. Tito's Vodka 

1/2 oz. St. Germain

1 oz. Lemon juice

Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer


Combine Tito's Vodka, St. Germain and lemon juice into an ice-filled glass. Top with Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer. Garnish with a lemon wheel and strawberry slice.


The Red Vespa


1 oz. Campari 

1/2 oz. St. Germain

1 oz. Lemon juice

1 oz. White grape juice

Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer


Add Campari, St. Germain, lemon juice and white grape juice into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and then strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer. Garnish with a cucumber wheel or a lemon wheel and a sprig of mint.


The Blanche Devereaux


1 oz. Don Julio Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Grapefruit juice

1 oz. Ginger liqueur

Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer


Add Don Julio Blanco Tequila, ginger liqueur and grapefruit juice into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and then strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with Barritt's Diet Ginger Beer. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel or a slice of jalapeño and a lime wheel. 

What's your favorite slim cocktail recipe? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Celebratory Cocktails


With just days left until we welcome in the new year, the clock is ticking to complete the goals we set for ourselves in 2017, perfect our resolutions for the upcoming year and decide which cocktail will be our drink of choice on New Year’s Eve. Bubbling over with champagne and Barritt’s, these fruity cocktails are so good they’re worth raising a toast to. The countdown to midnight is on -- pop the bubbly and get ready to ring in a new year filled with new dreams, ambitions and possibilities for prosperity.


New Year's Eve Champagne Punch via Sugar and Soul


1 cup Triple Sec

1 cup Blackberry brandy

1/2 cup Chambord

2 cups Pineapple juice

4 cups Barritt's Ginger Beer

2 750mL bottles Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato



Combine Triple Sec, blackberry brandy, Chambord and pineapple juice in a punch bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add Barritt's Ginger Beer and Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato the following day. Serve over ice and garnish with raspberries.


Blood Orange Champagne Mule via Half Baked Harvest


1 oz. Tito's Vodka

1 tbsp. Lime juice

2 tbsp. Blood orange juice

2 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Chilled champagne

8 Mint leaves


Combine blood orange juice, lime juice and Tito's Vodka in a glass. Add Barritt's Ginger Beer and top with champagne. Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh mint.


Sugared Cranberry Ginger Mimosas via The Cookie Rookie


2 to 3 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

2 to 3 oz. Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

2 to 3 oz. Champagne

Sugared cranberries


Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and top with sugared cranberries.

What's your drink of choice to ring in the new year? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Barritt's Makes Bad Gifts Better

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Tis’ the season for gift giving galore. Regardless of the holiday you celebrate, chances are you’ll both give and get a gift or two this year. On the receiving end, it’s likely we’ve all been forced to stutter out a, "Thank you," or "I love it," when opening a gift to discover an unexpected surprise.  And if you've yet to receive a bad gift in your days, count your blessings... twice. Luckily, Barritt’s makes the bad gift better, which is why we’re sharing our favorite holiday inspired cocktails to toss back when you just don’t know how to react to a bad gift. Above all, just remember that no matter how hectic this holiday season may get, there’s nothing more important than quenching our thirst.


Yule Mule via Feast and West


1 oz. Tito's Vodka 

1 1/2 oz. Fresh-squeezed lime juice

4 oz. Unsweetened cranberry juice

6 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer 

4 to 6 Cranberries


In an ice-filled cocktail shaker combine Tito's Vodka, lime juice and cranberry juice. Fill two copper mugs with ice and strain cocktail into each one. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and garnish with cranberries.


Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail via Tasty Yummies


2 oz. Spiced rum

Pinch of Nutmeg

Pinch of Cloves

.5 tsp. Ground cinnamon

1 tsp. Molasses

1 tbsp. Maple syrup

Barritt's Ginger Beer 

Cinnamon + Raw sugar mixture 


Add rum, spices, molasses and maple syrup into an ice-filled shaker. Dip the rim of a glass in water and then into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Add ice into the glass and strain shaker overtop. Finish off with Barritt's Ginger Beer.


Toasted Christmas Mule via The Spruce


1.5 oz. Grey Goose Pear Vodka

4 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Cinnamon stick


Gently warm Barritt's Ginger Beer over the stovetop. Bring it to a very low simmer, but not a boil to avoid losing the carbonation. Transfer into a copper mug and add the vodka. Finish by dropping the cinnamon stick into the mug.

What's your go-to cocktail to celebrate the holiday season? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share.