Food & Wine | Getting into the holiday spirit with Crabbies Canada

I am counting down the days to the holidays with my family and friends. After an amazing year with the team, it’s time to relax and enjoy! For those of you looking forward to kicking up your feet post holiday feast, have I got a treat for you. Crabbie’s Ginger Beer has finally arrived in Canada, and after speaking to Catherine about how much she loved it in London while living there, I knew it would be a perfect for the holidays!

“The story of Crabbie’s began in Edinburgh, Scotland during the early 19th century with respected grocer merchant, Miller Crabbie.  His son John Crabbie developed a flair for the innovative. Capitalizing on the nearby Port of Leith gave him access to ingredients from many nations, he sourced the finest ginger and exotic spices for his signature Green Ginger Wine, starting a legacy that would last for generations to come.  Crabbie’s iconic elephant trademark symbolizes its heritage;  200 years ago, elephants were traditionally used by importers to explore untrodden grounds to procure ingredients.  Today, Crabbie’s is sold across the globe in a variety of refreshing drinks.”

Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer


Who needs egg nog when you have @CrabbiesCanada for the holidays? ?? #CrabbiesTime

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For those of you who have never tried Ginger Beer before, you are in for a treat. Sweet, spicy and incredible refreshing. I am sitting here sipping it chilled which is my favourite way to enjoy it. BUT, if you’re in the mood for a cocktail, our friend Frankie Solarik from Barchef has created a delicious holiday recipe for us all to enjoy. 

Crabbie's Spiced Ginger Cider - Recipe Card

I haven’t tried the cocktail yet but am excited to pick up some more Crabbie’s before we head to Ottawa and to recreate it for my family. I encourage you to do the same this holiday season!

For more information on Crabbie’s Canada, make sure to check out their website.

To join in the social media conversation this holiday season and all year long, make sure to follow @CrabbiesCanada on Twitter & Instagram. Join in on the excitement by using #CrabbiesTime to show us how you enjoy it with your friends and family. We can’t wait to be a part of your festivities!

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we are working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We would love to have you come along on our daily adventures with us!

Photos: Crabbie’s Ginger Beer & Daniel Reyes

Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive


Daniel Reyes