New Year, Same Beer


Every year when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve, everyone scrambles to resolve that this year will be their year. “New year, new me” they exclaim from the rooftops. And we get it, we really do. Who doesn’t love a new calendar year to spark a clean slate? However, at Barritt’s Ginger Beer we say if it’s not broke, there’s no need to fix it. It may be a new year, but we’ll still be sipping on the same ginger beer. Join us in welcoming in the new year with these festive and fruity ginger beer cocktails.


Cranberry and Ginger Cocktail via Sweet Simple Vegan


1 c. Cranberry juice

1/2 c. Sugar

1/4 c. Water

8 oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer

2 oz. Rum

1 Orange


In a saucepan, combine cranberry juice and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil before reducing heat and simmering uncovered for 45 minutes. The reduction should resemble a thick syrup, but add water to loosen if necessary. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Add two ounces of the cranberry reduction, Barritt’s Ginger Beer and rum into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake well before straining into two ice filled glasses. Garnish with fresh orange slices.

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Blood Orange Bourbon Fizz via The Messy Baker


1 oz. Bourbon

2 oz. Blood orange juice

1/2 oz. Water

1/2 tsp. Honey

1 oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer


Add bourbon, blood orange juice, water and honey to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake to combine before pouring into a glass. Top with Barritt’s Ginger Beer and garnish with a blood orange slice.


Pomegranate Ginger Paloma via Half Baked Harvest


1/2 c. Honey

Chopped ginger

8 Mint leaves

1/2 c. Pomegranate juice

1/3 c. Grapefruit juice

1/2 Lime, juiced

2 to 4 tbsp. Ginger syrup

2 to 3 oz. Tequila

Barritt’s Ginger Beer


Bring half a cup of water, honey and one inch of ginger root to a boil. Once boiling, simmer for two minutes before removing from the heat. Add mint leaves, cover and steep for ten to fifteen minutes. Strain out the ginger and mint and let cool. Fill a glass halfway with ice and add pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila and the ginger syrup. Stir to combine before topping with Barritt’s Ginger Beer and garnishing.

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