Judy’s Summer Picks

Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Crabbie’s Original Ginger Beer a great choice to spice up your summer cocktails! Try it in Judy’s cocktail recipe – Island Ginger Margarita. Perfect for summer hosting with friends:


  • 1.5 cups of lemonade
  • 1 bottle of Crabbies Ginger Beer
  • ½ cup Sauza Silver Tequila
  • 2 Tbsp. Grand Marnier
  • 2 Tbsp. Fireball
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Lime Cordial

Combine all, chill well, and serve with garnish (Fresh Mint Sprigs, Maraschino Cherries, and Lime Wedges).

Makes 3-4 cocktails.

Alberta Pure Vodka

Alberta Pure Vodka is proudly produced in Calgary by Alberta Distillers using homegrown prairie grain and glacier Rocky Mountain water. This classic, award-winning vodka is subtle and smooth, with creamy, bread-like notes. The perfect addition to your favourite summer cocktails.

Fine Company Radler

Building on the success of the classic Radler, Fine Company introduces a new offering – A Grapefruit Radler that promises crisp, citrus and grapefruit flavours with a hint of zest and a subtle bitter finish. The perfect pairing for summer days with friends.

Twisted Tea Mango

Brewed to taste like authentic iced tea, Twisted Tea Mango is crafted using select teas and natural mango flavours. This refreshing, smooth, and delicious cocktail in a can offers real brewed tea and sweet mango flavours with a clean finish. The perfect pairing for summer barbeques!


Hailing from New Brunswick, Alpine is a lager brewed in 1937 by P.W. Oland from a batch of pure yeast he discovered in New York.

Yeast used to make lager tends to settle at the bottom of the beer and the fermenting process is longer and takes place under cooler temperature, which results in a light, clean, crisp taste that is smooth and mellow.

Pairs perfectly with shellfish, light seafood, or crispy fish tacos.

White Claw Hard Seltzer Mango

White Claw Hard Seltzer Mango is the perfect light sipper with 100 calories and 5% alcohol.

This ready to drink cooler is made from a blend of pure seltzer water, gluten-free spirit base and a hint of natural mango flavour. Pairs perfectly with spring rolls.

Lone Oak South Shore Sour

Lone Oak Brewery is located in Borden, PEI and is the perfect brewery to test out if you’re a sour beer lover. South Shore Sour has notes of peach, stone fruit, mango and pineapple. Try pairing South Shore Sour with PEI Mussels for the perfect local pairing!

Smirnoff Vodka and Soda White Peach Rose

For those who are seeking a low sugar alternative, Smirnoff Vodka and Soda White Peach Rose fits the bill, with 90 calories, o sugar and 0 carbs.

This ready to drink cooler has flavors of white peach and rose boasting a crisp finish. A perfect complement to your next summer get-together.

Folonari Pink Pinot Grigio

Folonari Pink Pinot Grigio offers lovely aromas of apple, pear and tropical fruit, with bursting flavours of fresh strawberries and rhubarb. Dry, light bodied and crisp, this pink Pinot Grigio is the ideal pairing for seafood, salad, or chicken.

Blue Lobster Rocket

This new arrival from Nova Scotia Spirit Co. tastes like summer in a can! The Blue Lobster Rocket has the perfect combination of blue raspberry and cherry lemonade flavours with 6.0% alcohol, natural sugar, gluten-free and carb free.

Altos Ibéricos Crianza

A delicious, refreshing and easy cocktail for a warm summer afternoon is a colourful pitcher of red Sangria. Sangria is great for parties, because you can mix up a few pitchers and be done. So grab a bottle of wine, a few friends and whatever fruit you have on hand, and enjoy!

Red Sangria (Makes 1 pitcher)

  • 1 orange sliced thin for garnish
  • 2 cups mixed fruit: raspberries, oranges, strawberries, blackberries
  • l, 750ml bottle of Altos Ibéricos Crianza
  • ½ cup Meagher Triple Sec
  • ½ cup club soda or 7-up
  • Add wine, triple sec and sliced fruit into a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir before serving, add soda, and ice cubes.

Black Fly Sour Grape

Do you need something new to take to the barbecue? Try this trendy sour cooler.

Black Fly Sour Grape is the perfect balance of sour with a hint of sweet. It is a mouthwatering mix of pure sour grape juice, tart elderberry and smooth Canadian Vodka, that is lightly sweetened with cane sugar.

Gustave Lorentz Riesling Reserve

The Gustave Lorentz Riesling has a pale yellow color, with an expressive and refined nose filled with citrus and white flower aromas. It has a refreshing acidity, great structure and a clean, dry finish – A classic Alsace Riesling.

This is an excellent wine to pair with grilled or raw seafood as well as, pork, chicken, and goat cheese.