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Making a great cocktail at home can seem intimidating at first, but the key to a great drink is starting with the best ingredients and a simple balance between 4 key elements. It’s an art rooted in the delicate balance of strong, bitter, and sweet.

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2 ounces of a spirit, 1 ounce of a sweet element, 1 ounce of an acid or bitter, and some ice is all you need to get started.

Nearly every cocktail stems from variations on a classic drink — think a Martini, an Old Fashioned, or a Daiquiri. And once you know the basics and have a great base spirit, the substitutions and creative possibilities are endless!

With Wheyward Spirit, you no longer have to stock your home bar with every kind of gin, vodka, and rum under the sun — our versatility allows you to make a wide variety of cocktail creations with a single base spirit.

Whether you’re elevating a tried and true favorite, crafting your own unique creations, or need a spirit you know can please any guest, Wheyward Spirit will be your trusted bar cart staple for all your cocktail needs.

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ALL COCKTAILS

Wheyward Spirit’s sustainability efforts don’t stop with the spirit. The Waste Not Sour reflects our values of upcycling and reducing food waste whenever possible by using aquafaba in place of egg whites, and zesting lemon for garnish before using the fresh juice. The result is a creamy, foamy, and sustainable cocktail so you can feel good about what’s in your glass down to the last drop.

Waste Not Sour

With a Calf-einated in hand, you don’t have to choose between coffee and a cocktail! Wheyward Spirit’s natural creaminess elevates our version of a classic espresso martini for the perfect evening pick-me-up.


Calf-einated

An elevated alternative to this iconic cocktail, Wheyward Spirit’s natural smoothness creates a martini you’ll never forget. Best shaken, not stirred.

Wheyward Martini

Our riff on a Penicillin cocktail, the Liquid Gold Rush is a smokey and earthy blend of ginger, lemon, and honey that is bursting with flavor.

Liquid Gold Rush

Inspired by our Oregon roots, our Marionberry Basil Mule is a berry-filled take on a classic Moscow Mule, both sweet and herbal with a refreshing ginger kick. Shake up this cocktail for a summer treat when the temperatures start to rise.

Marionberry Basil Mule

The simplicity of our Spanish Style Whey & Tonic helps the unique flavor of our spirit shine and sets the stage for a world of customization options. We love a classic cucumber, juniper, and lemon combination, but add in additional herbs, berries, or citrus to make it your own! 

Whey & Tonic (Spanish Style)

We’re all about elevating classic cocktails to a new level, and our New Era is no exception. A bespoke and more sustainable twist on an Old Fashioned, the New Era boasts notes of orange, cherry, and spice with an earthy, oaky finish that’s perfect for sipping.

The New Era

One of our favorite cocktails with a Wheyward Spirit twist is the La Mucca Negroni! Whether you like it sweet and delicate or big and bold, treat yourself to a classic cocktail with herbal, orange, and spice notes. 

La Mucca Negroni

For the most smooth and sippable Wheyward Spirit experience, add a twist of lemon to your glass and relax as the spirit turns into a delicious blend of lemon, vanilla, and custard notes. Top it off with some seltzer for a bubbly treat.

Wheyward on the Rocks

For a bespoke twist on an iconic Sazerac, Wheyward Spirit combines with simple syrup, the essential Peychaud’s BItters, and a quick absinthe rise for a bold, spirit-forward drink.

Stirred & Strong

Travel to a tropical island when you shake up a Toucan Tango with Wheyward Spirit! Light and refreshing fruit juices pair perfectly with our smooth spirit, all topped off with a bold rum float.

Toucan Tango

Dreaming of a brisk fall day? Shake up our Harvest Moon cocktail for a flavorful concoction of apple, lemon, sage, honey, and orange.

Harvest Moon

For a quick mixed drink that is sure to please a crowd, stir up a few Wheyward and Cokes at your next get together! The sweet, carbonated cola pairs perfectly with Wheyward Spirit’s hints of vanilla and oak.

Wheyward & Coke

For a bespoke twist on a Paper Plane cocktail, let our Fly A-Whey sweep you off your feet! This drink is fruity and citrusy with notes of rhubarb and honey.

Fly A-Whey

The Vieux Ca-Whey is a spirited take on the classic Vieux Carré of New Orleans that combines new and old for a fresh take on the bold, spirit-forward drink with herbal, citrus, smoke and berry notes.

Vieux Ca-Whey

Your senses will be buzzing as you savor this combination of Wheyward Spirit, lemon, cinnamon, and honey in our bespoke twist on the Bee Sting cocktail.

The Bee Sting

In search of that perfect, light, refreshing summer cocktail? Look no further than the Porch Swing Spritz! With a fruity and herbal homemade syrup, Wheyward Spirit’s iconic flavor, and bubbly rosé, we are dreaming of those warm summer nights.

Porch Swing Spritz

Transport yourself to a faraway island when you shake up a Tropical Rickey with Wheyward Spirit. Flavors of lime, pineapple, and coconut combine to create a refreshing drink, perfect for the beach or a warm summer day at home.

Tropical Rickey

Crisp, refreshing, and bubbly, our Whey Side Fizz is our go-to springtime cocktail for afternoons on the patio or a weekend brunch as fresh mint comes into season!


Whey Side Fizz

‘Tis the season for creamy Milk Punch and extra creamy Eggnog! Shake up either one of these delectable holiday cocktail creations with the natural creaminess and smoothness of Wheyward Spirit. 


Milk Punch & Nog

Smash cocktails are classics for a reason -- evolving through the seasons and universally refreshing! Just like a mint julep is universally known, The Wheyward Smash is sure to be a future classic with its complex yet refreshing notes of black cherry, orange, and creamy vanilla from the addition of Wheyward Spirit.

Wheyward Smash

Cozy up by the fire with a Wheyward Toddy to warm your heart and your belly! The velvety smooth experience of Wheyward Spirit pairs perfectly with the bright citrus juice and the earthy allspice dram.

Wheyward Toddy

For a burst of citrusy goodness, look no further than our Cowabunga cocktail, featuring Wheyward Spirit paired with pineapple, lemon, and orange!

Cowabunga

Our Milk & Honey cocktail is a simple and delightful shaken combination with notes of lemon, honey, orange, vanilla, and oak. Add herbs like thyme to the homemade honey syrup to further enhance the complexity of the cocktail.

Milk & Honey

An elevated version of our classic Wheyward Martini. The addition of Yellow Chartreuse pairs with the herbal notes in the dry vermouth and Wheyward Spirit to make a velvety smooth cocktail oozing with sophistication.

Velvety Smooth

This three-ingredient mixed drink is light, crisp, and refreshing with a hint of lime and a bubbly finish.

Ranch Water

Our four-ingredient daiquiri is a flavorful and bespoke twist on the classic cocktail with the addition of Falernum, a liqueur with a Caribbean flair.


Daiquiri

Pop the champagne! It’s time for a Wheyward Spirit twist on this celebratory classic. This sweet, citrusy, and bubbly drink is a favorite for brunch, easy to make, and perfect for any special occasion. The use of Wheyward Spirit helps cut the sugar in half from a classic French 75 and brings out the beautiful clover honey notes in the sparkling wine.

Wheyward 75

The Last Wheyword is a perfectly balanced, bespoke twist on the classic Last Word. It’s refreshing and slightly sweet, with a silky smooth mouthfeel that comes from the addition of Wheyward Spirit. The flavor is rounded out with complex herbal and cherry notes that are so delicious you’ll be craving a second!

The Last Wheyword

Break out the lime and salt, it’s margarita time! Celebrate our beloved mascot Magnificent with a quick and easy margarita with an orange liqueur twist that is sure to please a crowd. 

Magnificent’s Margarita

There is something about blue drinks that screams refreshing and our Whey to Blue will not disappoint. As flavorful as it is fun, elevate this summer time favorite with Wheyward Spirit.

Whey to Blue

Clarified milk punches date back to the 1600’s, but we think it’s a recipe that has finally come full circle with the addition of Wheyward Spirit. We love this cocktail because it’s just as much a journey in food science as it is mixology! This labor of love leads to a pre-batched and incredibly smooth flavorful punch that can be stored for weeks and quickly served for large groups. Our crystal clear Ruby Milk Punch is a beautiful color with a fruity brightness and complex tea undertones rounded out by a silky smoothness.


Ruby Milk Punch

Clarified milk punches date back to the 1600’s, but we think it’s a recipe that has finally come full circle with the addition of Wheyward Spirit. We love this cocktail because it’s just as much a journey in food science as it is mixology! This labor of love leads to a pre-batched and incredibly smooth flavorful punch that can be stored for weeks and quickly served for large groups. 

Our crystal clear Tropical Milk Punch is a beautiful color with a tropical brightness, cooling mint and green tea undertones, rounded out by a silky smoothness.


Tropical Milk Punch

Wake up your senses with a bold Black Russian! Wheyward Spirit’s smooth notes of vanilla cream balance the bold flavor of a coffee liqueur. Make a creamy White Russian with a splash of milk or milk alternative.

Black Russian/White Russian

The Wheyward Gimlet is an elevated riff on this classic, simple cocktail. Wheyward Spirit is a unique accompaniment to the floral and fragrant elderflower liqueur and tart lime that creates a refreshing and balanced drink – perfect to enjoy on a sunny day!

Wheyward Gimlet

The Wheyward Mudslide is a rich, creamy, and utterly decadent cocktail! The vanilla and oaky notes of Wheyward Spirit pair perfectly with the richness of the coffee liqueur and sweetness of the Irish cream for a cocktail treat you won’t want to skip.


Wheyward Mudslide

Whether you’re headed to the green for a round of 18 holes or planning a party in the sunshine, the Wheyzalea is your new go-to! A riff on the iconic Azaela cocktail, Wheyward Spirit makes this tropical libation even smoother, and grenadine makes it the perfect shade of pink.

Wheyzalea

Somewhere between a Manhattan and a Martini lies the classic Martinez cocktail. With the use of sweet vermouth, a hint of maraschino liqueur, and the natural sweetness of Wheyward Spirit, the Martinez is a perfect cocktail for any time of day.

Wheyward Martinez

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