Following two months of contest entries, Barritt’s Ginger Beer announces the winners of their Bermuda Getaway contest. Check out these great cocktails.
Every year, Barritt’s Ginger Beer hosts a cocktail competition called the Barritt’s Bermuda Getaway. The rules are simple – create the next great cocktail using Barritt’s Ginger Beer as one of the main ingredients. The prize is sweet – an expense paid trip for two to Bermuda for a week of relaxing in the tropical sun.
Contest entries started rolling in months ago and there were some impressive recipes among them. A group of five judges narrowed that list down to 3 finalists in both the consumer and retailer categories. Representatives from Barritt’s, the judges, a bartender and the recipes all met last week in Miami for the final round of judging. In the end, two fabulous new drinks won top prize and their creators won a trip to Bermuda. Here are the winners.
2.5 oz of Barritt’s Ginger Beer
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz orange curacao
.75 oz falernum
1 oz navy rum
1 oz gold rum
1.5 oz grapefruit juice
Instructions: Shake all ingredients except ginger beer in a shaker with ice. Pour unstrained into a highball or double old-fashioned glass. Top with Barritt’s Ginger Beer.
1 oz of Barritt’s Ginger Beer
1.5 oz dark rum
.5 oz amaretto
.5 oz orange juice
1 orange twist
Instructions: Add dark rum, amaretto and orange juice to an ice filled shaker. Cover and shake until well chilled. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with Barritt’s Ginger Beer. Garnish with an orange twist.