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Now that we have Halloween out of the way can we jump into the fall holidays?! I’m ready to kick off lots of friend and family time and excited to put our new bar cabinet (more on this later) to work with some fun cocktail parties! We’ve been talking about how we should bring back the cocktail parties of the mid century and have people over for a party just for the heck of it and I’d love to plan some with a signature drink. This “Dark and Crabbie Holiday” cocktail is a spin on a Dark & Stormy and is what I created in partnership with Crabbie’s!

Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party!

Dating back to 1801 Edinburgh, Scotland, Crabbie’s cold steeps real ginger for up to 6 weeks before blending it with 4 secret ingredients to create Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer! It is available a few places in Phoenix and they are kicking off a fun series of tasting events throughout Phoenix the week of November 7th – more info on that here!

Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party!

Back to the recipe – a dark and stormy is traditionally made with dark rum and ginger beer. This “Dark & Crabbie Holiday” gives the recipe a holiday twist and of course, is better with Crabbie’s.

Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party! Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party!

Start with a wedge of orange and a few cranberries. Muddle well in a tall glass.

Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party!

Add 1oz of rum, 4-6 oz of Crabbie’s Original (though their Spiced Orange would be awesome too) and a few small drops of real vanilla extract (you can omit this if you don’t have real extract it just adds a bit of fun to the drink).

Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party!

Mix and fill the glass with ice.

Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party!

Top with cranberries and a cinnamon stick, or if you’re feeling extra festive or just love the smell, a sprig of rosemary.

Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party!

It’s sort of mild, perfectly bubbly and filled with flavor at the same time. It’s a perfect holiday drink but would be super refreshing in the summer too, maybe with blueberries?!

Dark & Crabbie Holiday Drink Recipe
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A fun twist on a Dark and Stormy the Dark and Crabbie Holiday combines Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer with fun and festive flavors for a refreshing holiday cocktail!
Ingredients
  • 4-6oz Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer
  • 1oz dark rum
  • 8-10 fresh cranberries
  • orange wedge
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon stick (optional)
  • rosemary sprig (optional)
Instructions
  1. Muddle orange wedge and 5-6 cranberries in a tall glass.
  2. Add rum, Crabbie's and one or two small drops of vanilla (if desired).
  3. Stir and fill glass with ice.
  4. Top with extra cranberries, cinnamon stick and rosemary sprig.
  5. Enjoy responsibly!

 

Dark and Crabbie Holiday - a fun drink recipe perfect for a holiday party!

Definitely check out Crabbie’s Week Phoenix to see where they’ll be next week. Have you ever had a dark and stormy? Would you try this fun twist?!

Author

Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

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