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Cocktails With a Twist

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I'm an extremely indecisive person, and ordering a drink at the bar is always a challenge.  What do I choose? The struggle was real. During college, I always ordered really sweet drinks.  You know, cocktails with peach schnapps or grenadine -  basically anything where you couldn’t taste the alcohol. Girly drinks, you might say. When I graduated from college, I decided I wanted to order something more sophisticated. A grown up drink.

A few years ago, I commissioned a coworker at a work retreat to help me choose a favorite cocktail.  Each round was a new drink. Needless to say, I can't remember what all the options were now, but it was a successful experiment. I found my drink of choice - a Jameson ginger (Jameson Whiskey + Ginger Ale).  Yes, whiskey. I know, I was shocked too. 

Maybe you have Spring Break coming up. Maybe you just need a cocktail (Mondays, am I right?). Either way, I have the perfect drink for you and your friends to enjoy the next time you need to relax. This drink is a perfect twist on the classic using my new go-to mixer, Barritt’s Ginger Beer.

Confession: I actually hate ginger. You know that mound of pickled ginger they serve with sushi at Japanese restaurants? I quickly push it to the side; it's just too strong of a taste for me. Last night, I had a Moscow Mule that used a ginger beer and it was way too ginger-y for me. That's why I was so surprised when I first tried Barritt’s Ginger Beer.  It was light and best of all (for me), it didn’t have that really intense ginger taste.  Also, I just love well designed packaging and pretty branding, which Barritt's has. 

Below is my new go-to drink of choice.  I think it's got that refreshing taste and twist to a classic cocktail that you'll all love as well.  Enjoy it with your friends and you'll be sure to have a great night!

2 oz Jameson Whiskey
4 oz Barritt’s Ginger Beer
1 oz Lime Juice

Mix ingredients together to taste.
Garnish with lime.

Still thirsty? You can check out tons of other refreshing and delicious drink recipes that use Barritt’s Ginger Beer here

Yours Truly // Shannon


*Sponsored Post: Items received in this post were sent to me compliments of Barritt's Ginger Beer! All opinions are my own.