When Life Hands You Lemons... Make a Cocktail

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Reminiscent of summer days as a child, when it comes to thirst-quenching beverages perhaps nothing is more refreshing than the taste of a cold glass of lemonade. And while you may not be gearing up to sell pitchers of it on the side of the road anytime soon, as an adult this beverage can't help but spark nostalgia inside of us all. We've learned that when life hands you lemons, the best thing to do is make a cocktail. Sip away the dog days of summer with these sweet and tangy recipes featuring a childhood favorite and your go-to ginger beer.

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Kentucky Lemonade Mule via The Chunky Chef

Ingredients:

3/4 c. Granulated sugar

3/4 c. Water

1 1/2 c. Fresh lemon juice

1/2 c. Fresh mint leaves

2/3 c. Bulleit Bourbon

6 c. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Lemon wheels

Directions:

Combine sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for one to two minutes before removing from the heat. Add lemon juice, mint leaves and Bulleit Bourbon and then allow to fully cool. Pour mixture through a strainer before adding Barritt's Ginger Beer and stir to combine. Rim glass with coarse white sugar and garnish with a lemon wheel.

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Ginger Beer Party Punch via The Cookie Rookie

Ingredients:

6 c. Lemonade

12 oz. Bud Light Lime

24 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer

Lemon slices

Lime slices

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large container and stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon and lime slice. 

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Lemonade Moscow Mule via Lemons for Lulu

Ingredients:

4 oz. Tito's Vodka

1 c. Lemonade

1 c. Barritt's Ginger Beer 

1 Lime, squeezed

Lime slices

Lemon slices

Fresh mint sprigs

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice. Garnish with a lemon slice, lime slice and fresh mint sprigs. 

Have you ever thought to pair Barritt's Ginger Beer with lemonade? Do tell! Share your favorite recipes in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share.