This is a sponsored post, but just so we’re clear, I genuinely STAN Barritt’s Ginger Beer.
Listen, just because it’s the dead of winter and there’s, like, a polar vortex or whatever, doesn’t mean that you can’t sip like it’s a sizzling summer day! Plus an adult beverage warms the heart and soul anyway, right? One of my all time favorite drinks is the “mule.” Moscow, Kentucky, Mexican, they’re all amazing! The make it or break it key ingredient in any mule is the ginger beer. I’ve tried more than my fair share of ginger beers out there. Some are too sweet, others not nearly enough of a ginger kick. Barritt’s Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer checks all the boxes, bringing balance with spice and sweetness. I also love that they have both diet and regular variations, as well as use 100% organic pure cane sugar. *Fun fact* my first cocktail I ever created on a large scale (for my Aunt & Uncle’s wedding) needed a solid ginger beer, and you KNOW we went with Barritt’s. For more info you can visit www.bermudasgingerbeer.com
It’s also no secret that I love me some Mexican agave spirits. I wanted to make a variation of the mule that hadn’t been so widely mass produced, so I went with a nice smoky Mezcal for this drink. I was also recently inspired by my friend’s Mexico City vacation and her countless posts of stunning sunsets. Throw in the fact it’s blood orange season and you’ll be able to see how my latest cocktail creation came to be.
MEXICAN SUNSET MULE
(makes one cocktail)
2 oz mezcal
Juice of one medium lime
¾ oz blood orange juice
¾ oz grapefruit juice
4 oz Barritt's Ginger Beer
Fresh mint (for garnish)
Blood orange wheel (for garnish)
In a collins glass over ice, build in given order.
Garnish with slice of blood orange and mint.
Cocktail handcrafted by Dan Magro, author of Suck It Up: Extraordinary Cocktails for Everyday People.
Slightly smoky, spicy, bright and sweet. Each sip takes you on a wild ride, as the blood orange and grapefruit play so nicely with the mezcal and Barritt’s. You could use a copper tumbler if you want to, but I went with a collins glass, because LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL COLOR!