Ginger Beer is the Perfect Storm Of Trend and Taste

Riding the perfect storm of the classic cocktail movement and the popularity of bold, spicy flavors, ginger beer has become the new darling of both mixologists and amateur home bartenders alike.


Ginger beer originally emerged on the cocktail scene as one of only two ingredients in the popular Dark ‘n’ Stormy, the other ingredient being dark rum. Lately however, it has been the Dark n’ Stormy’s lighter cousin, the Moscow Mule. A mix of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice, the Moscow Mule is both spicy and refreshing, making it an ideal summer sipper.


Outside of its use in classic cocktails, ginger beer is also a popular tonic and is often enjoyed on its own, especially now that consumers are looking for more natural ingredients and nostalgic flavors in their drink choices. Barritt’s Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer, is made with pure cane sugar, and has been consistently made with this same recipe since 1847.

A local favorite in Bermuda, Barritt’s ginger beer is a cloudy yellow in color, a sign of the all-natural ginger still in suspension in the bottle. While Barritt’s ginger beer is similar to ginger ale, it has a much stronger aroma and flavor, with a sharp ginger bite to balance the soft sweetness. Think of it as ginger ale, but with a bigger ginger kick.

Whether it is enjoyed on its own or in a classic cocktail, the versatility of Barritt’s Ginger Beer makes it a truly unique ingredient.

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