Today we’re looking at Pickett’s American Craft Ginger Beer because we’ll be doing a Suffering Bastard cocktail. We’ll need a good spicy ginger beer for that tiki drink so this seems right up our lane.

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Pickett’s sent us their product to taste test to potentially carry in our online store. We took the opportunity to both taste test it by itself and, in our next video, produce three cocktails with it including the dead bastard, dying bastard, and suffering bastard.

Many tiki drinks call for ginger beer to spice up the tiki drink recipe. You’ll also find other rum based cocktails like the Dark ‘n Stormy which can utilize ginger beer.

One of the great concepts about a ginger beer syrup concentrate is that we don’t have to store it with carbonation. We can use our own carbonated water to save storage space, shipping costs and other problematic bubbly design issues.

Pickett’s offers both a medium spice and a hot ‘n spicy variation. We prefer the hot ‘n spicy. But, we’re hot ‘n spicy guys!

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