Summer is well and truly in full swing in Toronto, and with the warm weather, comes fun in the sun! So what are the sure-fire ways of making your get-together the one everyone remembers? Killer playlist - check. All your coolest friends - check. Drinks guaranteed to spice things up? - Not yet! But don't worry, we've got you covered.

Let’s be real for a second - the beer and wine road is a little played out. Been there, done that! Where’s your sense of adventure, eh?

Stop your summer from drowning in a sea of uninspired beverages, and let me introduce you to Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer. A refreshing, bold, and completely original drink that was literally made for kick-ass summer days this city is so well known for. If you've never had a Crabbie's before, seriously, your world is about to change.

You definitely read that right btw - Crabbie’s is alcoholic! Unlike traditional ginger beer and nothing like that flavoured fizzy water business, it tastes even better than you're imagining. Made by combining real ginger (obviously), with 4 secret ingredients, Crabbie's is cold-steeped with a special process for 6 weeks, creating a drink unlike anything else out there.

For the perfect serve, Crabbie's over ice with a slice of citrus is truly refreshing no matter where or when.

via @crabbiescanada

Crabbie’s is also really versatile and can be used as a mixer for some surprisingly delicious cocktails guaranteed to impress your friends. Try something new by muddling cucumber then Pimm’s into a chilled glass, then adding ice, lemon juice and slowly topping up with Crabbie’s with a basil and cucumber for a seriously cool summer drink.

Or elevate a traditional Piña Colada by freezing a blend of fresh pineapple, coconut cream, limes, Crabbie's and dark rum for out-of-this-world popsicles. Trust.

So whether you’re hosting, or doing what you do best and attending someone else’s party, take this drink along and you'll definitely stand out from the crowd. Every time I’ve cracked one of these out at a gathering, I’ve caught the attention of more than a few people. So now I take extras - because sharing is caring people.

Original Crabbie’s can be found in LCBOs across town, and check out Crabbie's Facebook and Instagram for more delicious recipe ideas.

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