Tequila Temptations: Celebrating National Tequila Day

With Ginger Beer Margaritas, Mexican Mules and Tequila Sunrise Sangria on the menu, we're counting down the days until July 24th when National Tequila Day is officially upon us. Get ready to fiesta, siesta, tequila, repeat all day long with these handcrafted cocktails featuring tequila paired with our favorite mixer, Barritt's Ginger Beer, of course!

Ginger Beer Margaritas via Jose Cuervo

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver

1/2 part simple syrup

3 parts Barritt's Ginger Beer

1 part fresh lime juice

Coarse salt

Directions:

Line glass with fresh lime juice and dip rim into coarse salt. Mix Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver, simple syrup, Barritt's Ginger Beer and lime juice into a large glass with ice. Stir vigorously before transferring to serving glass. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.  

The Barritt's Mexican Mule

Ingredients:

2 oz tequila

1 oz lime juice

4 oz Barritt’s Ginger Beer

1 jalapeño

Directions:

Pour ingredients into copper mug. Garnish with lime and jalapeño.

Tequila Sunrise Sangria via Food Network

Ingredients:

1 orange

1 lime

3 cups pink Prosecco

2 cups Barritt's Ginger Beer

1 cup tequila

1 Bosc pear, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/2 pint raspberries

Directions:

Slice half the orange into half moons and squeeze remaining half into a large, ice filled pitcher. Repeat with lime. Add Prosecco, Barritt's Ginger Beer and tequila to pitcher. Stir to combine. Top with fruit and serve.

What tequila infused cocktail are you mixing up for National Tequila Day? Share your favorite Barritt's + tequila pairing in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

Getting Festive for the Fourth

You know the heart of summer has officially hit when the Fourth of July is on your mind. Nothing says summer quite like munching on sweet treats while soaking up the sun and celebrating the great nation that we live in. We’re sharing a few of our favorite sweet treats to enjoy with your favorite ginger beer cocktails while you get festive for the fourth.

Firework Kabobs via The Baby Bump Diaries

Ingredients:

Blueberries

Seedless watermelon

Set of mini skewers

Star cookie cutter

Directions:

Slide blueberries onto the stick with the pointed end of the skewer facing up. Use the cookie cutter to create a star shape out of the watermelon. Place at the top of the pointed end of the skewer.

Patriotic Popcorn via Two Sisters Crafting

Ingredients:

10 cups popped popcorn

3 tbsp. butter

3 cups mini marshmallows

Red and blue regular M&M’s

Red and blue pretzel M&M’s

Red, white and blue sprinkles

Directions:

Melt butter in a saucepan before adding in marshmallows. Once all marshmallows are melted, remove from heat. Fold 3/4 of marshmallow mixture into popcorn until covered. Lay popcorn onto cookie sheet and drizzle with remaining marshmallow mixture. Pour M&M’s, sprinkles and extra marshmallows over top.

American Flag Marshmallow Pops via Two Sisters Crafting

Ingredients:

Marshmallows

Wilton candy melts in red, royal blue and bright white

Star sprinkles

Lollipop sticks

Directions:

Melt bright white candy melts in microwave. Place two marshmallows on the lollipop stick and dip into melt mixture. Allow candy to harden and add a third marshmallow to the stick. Repeat the procedure with the royal blue melts on the third marshmallow. Press white star sprinkles onto royal blue marshmallow and set aside to dry. Melt red candy melts in a plastic bag, cut off tip and drizzle over the white part of the pops.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries via Dessert Now Dinner Later

Ingredients:

24 strawberries

8 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:

Cut stems from the strawberries so they can lay flat before cutting a deep “X” from the tip down. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Pipe the filling into the top of the strawberries before topping with a blueberry. Chill before serving.

Red, White & Blue Bark via The Chunky Chef

Ingredients:

16 oz bright white candy melts

6 oz royal blue candy melts

6 oz red candy melts

Red, white and blue M&M’s

Crushed Oreos

Red, white and blue sprinkles

Directions:

Line a 9x13” baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray very lightly with cooking spray. Microwave white candy melts until smooth and pour onto baking sheet. Melt red and blue candy melts in separate bowls until smooth. Alternate drizzling red and blue melts in vertical lines over top of white melts. Use a small skewer to swirl melts together. Sprinkle with Oreos, M&M’s and sprinkles. Refrigerate until hard. Remove bark from pan and break into pieces.  

What are your go-to sweet summertime treats? 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. 

The Best Beach Cocktails: Beachin' With Barritt's

The Best Beach Cocktails: Beachin' With Barritt's

How about some shake and take cocktails for your next day at the beach, or any waterside destination? 

With summer in full force, there’s nothing we’re craving more than a whole ton of vitamin sea ;) Get ready to sink your toes in the sand, soak up the sun and sip on something sweet -- it’s time to go beachin’ with Barritt's and the Best Beach Cocktails.

The Best Beach Cocktails

These shake and take mason jar cocktails are ideal to quench your thirst for on the go summer days filled with little work and lots of play

Tips For a Perfect Picnic from Barritt's

 
Tips for a Perfect Picnic from Barritt's
 

Nothing’s better for the soul then a breath of fresh air -- which is why we’re here to help you elevate your next picnic from an ordinary day outdoors to an unforgettable soirée.

From appetizers to desserts, each of these simple picnic possibilities are perfect to prep ahead of time for a day of relaxation spent enjoying the great outdoors. Pack it all up, add Barritt's on ice, and your next picnic is sure to be simply perfect. 

Tips For a Perfect Picnic from Barritt's

Mason Jar Greek Orzo Summer Salad via CookingontheFrontBurners.com.

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked orzo pasta, tossed in olive oil

4 tbsp minced red onion

1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

2 cups diced spinach, no stems

2/3 cup diced cucumber

1 cup feta cheese, cubes

1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives

Fresh dill

Dressing Ingredients:

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

5 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp honey

Directions:

Combine orzo, onion, spinach, tomato, cucumber, olives and fresh chopped dill in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix dressing ingredients. Pour over salad in large bowl, toss to combine. Gently stir in feta cheese. Refrigerate until needed.

Tips For a Perfect Picnic from Barritt's

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels via DinnerattheZoo.com.

Ingredients:

4 large tortillas

2/3 cup whipped cream cheese

1 tbsp dry ranch powder

1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper

1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots

1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow bell peppers

1/2 cup baby spinach leaves

1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage

1/2 cup cooked, shredded chicken (optional)

1 tb freshly chopped parsley

Directions:

Mix together cream cheese and ranch powder. Spread mixture evenly over tortillas, leaving a 1 inch border on all sides. Lay out vegetables in rows before topping with shredded chicken. Roll each tortilla tightly and cut crosswise into pinwheels.

Tips For a Perfect Picnic from Barritt's

Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers via TheComfortOfCooking.com.

Ingredients:

1 medium cantaloupe, cubed

1/4 lb thinly sliced prosciutto

20 small mozzarella balls

Parsley

Balsamic Reduction

Directions:

Thread prosciutto, mozzarella and melon cubes onto small cocktail skewers. Sprinkle with parsley and drizzle with balsamic reduction of your choice.

Tips For a Perfect Picnic from Barritt's

Mini S’mores via TasteOfHome.com

Ingredients:

2 cups milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 package graham crackers, quartered

1 cup marshmallow creme

14 oz milk chocolate for dipping

Directions:

In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil before pouring over chocolate chips. Whisk until smooth and cool to room temperature. Spread mixture over half of the graham crackers and spread the other half with marshmallow cream. Place two halves togethers. Melt dipping chocolate according to package. Dip s’more halfway in and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until chocolate is set.

What are your best picnic recipes + tips? Do tell! Share your Tips for a Perfect Picnic in the comments below or head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to share. 

The Best BBQ Recipes: BBQing Barritt's Style

The Best BBQ Recipes: BBQing Barritt's Style

If you believe, like we do, that from hot dogs to hamburgers and every American classic in between, all food tastes better once it’s been barbequed, read on, because we've rounded up some of the best BBQ recipes around. 

With sunny skies, warmer weather and blooming florals, May marks the return of barbeque season for the spring and summer months. Before you fire up the grill for your next backyard barbeque, check out these must-grill BBQ recipes and be sure to stock up on Barritt's Ginger Beer.

Important note: For the best BBQ in town, pair all dishes with Barritt's, of course!

Baseball Cocktail Recipes: Play Ball With Barritt's

Baseball Cocktail Recipes: Play Ball With Barritt's

Play Ball with Barritt's and These Baseball Cocktail Recipes

Whether it’s the smell of fresh cut grass, the peanuts and ballpark dogs,  or “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on repeat, something about the return of baseball season gets us giddy.

America's favorite pastime has it all... love and war, hope and heartbreak, and, of course, great food and amazing drinks.  Especially when Barritt's is on the roster as the mixer of choice.

Here are some baseball cocktail recipes sure to be a "hit" on game days...

Ginger Beer Shandy Recipe

Ginger Beer Shandy Recipe

National Beer Day is April 7, 2017 and while we don't need a special day to find a reason to crack open a Barritt's Ginger Beer, National Beer Day -- perfectly situated at the near start of Spring -- does seem like the ideal opportunity to mix up a refreshing Beer Shandy. 

Important note: While you don't have to wait for National Beer Day to enjoy the rewarding taste of Barritt's, it is crucial that Barritt's Ginger Beer is only consumed on days of the week that end with "Y." It is safe  -- and even beneficial -- to drink Barritt's on those days.