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.
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
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.
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.
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