Here’s what I’m serving my friends & family

I have had nothing short of a transformative 2024 so far, and we’ve only just hit the month of April. I like to believe that universe sends us the lessons we can handle, and the opportunity to grow from them. In my own life while I’ve been navigating my own transformations, I’ve come to appreciate time with friends and family in a whole new way. When I have them over, I always want to serve them the best, and I’m here to tell you about what I’m keeping stocked for my next get together!

Elephant in the room, I’ve been pretty open about my sobriety which started about six weeks ago ish. So why am I talking about drinks and drinking? I think that as someone who had many decades of experience, and as a host who likes to make my guests feel special when I invite them over, it’s still a topic I am comfortable sharing for those of you out there who do drink. started off as a food and wine blog, and just because I don’t drink the wine anymore doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate it and talk about it.

Similarly, I am in the know with a lot of brands in Canada as they launch new products and send samples my way that I keep stocked for friends, family and guests. The most recent delivery came from my friends at White Claw Canada to celebrate the launch of their new ready-to-drink options which are now on shelves from coast-to-coast.

“Embrace an elevated drink experience this summer with the arrival of White Claw Tequila Smash and White Claw Vodka Smash – premium new drinks that promise bold, balanced, and authentic flavour.”

Now, let’s be honest, everyone claims to have delicious flavours. I decided to put White Claw to the test and asked a few friends what their honest opinions were of the new launch? I am bias in that I encouraged the Tequila Smash because I am huge fan of tequila as both an Indigenous product of Mexico and the culture that comes with it, so I have more invested in those flavours.

“Not too sweet”

“Doesn’t leave a bad after taste like X (let’s no get sued) does when I drink it”

“Over ice in the sun this summer? Yes please!”

All honest feedback that I’ve loved hearing!

Blended with real fruit juice, White Claw’s new collection upholds White Claw’s commitment to better-for-you beverages, containing 100 calories, 1 g sugar and 5% alc./vol.  

Perfect for a date night or dinner party with friends and / or family.

  • White Claw Tequila Smash™: Featuring authentic Mexican Tequila with refreshing, real fruit juice, this drink is available in four sensationally delicious flavour pairings: Lime Prickly Pear, Pineapple Passion Fruit, Mango Paloma, and Strawberry Guava – available in an 8-pack Variety Pack.  
  • White Claw Vodka Smash™: Crafted with White Claw Vodka and blended with real fruit juice in four new refreshing flavour combinations: Peach Raspberry, Cranberry Wild Cherry, Watermelon Mint, and Pineapple Tangerine – also available in an 8-pack Variety Pack. 

Visit for all the delicious details if this hasn’t inspired you to stock up as well like I am. While the Winter may be holding on tight to us on its way out, the sun is coming, and for those of you who drink this is summer in a can waiting for you to enjoy responsibly.

I hope you enjoyed reading and that if you’re not already, follow me on all platforms at @dothedaniel as I share in real time these adventures and more!

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Photos: Daniel Reyes Cocka and participating brands 

Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year 

Daniel Reyes Cocka xo 

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