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WE MAKE COCKTAILS EASY

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.

An infographic describing how many cocktails can be made with Wheyward Spirit

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.

Looking for some inspiration to get you started? Take the quiz below to find your perfect cocktail recipe!

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ALL COCKTAILS

Waste Not Sour

2 oz Wheyward Spirit
.75 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Aquafaba (liquid strained from a can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans)

Calf-einated

1.5 Oz. Wheyward Spirit
1 Oz. Cold Brew Coffee (We like high brew double espresso in a pinch)
0.5 Oz. Kahlua
0.25 Oz.  Simple Syrup
1 Egg White

Wheyward Martini

3oz Wheyward Spirit

1oz Dolin Dry Vermouth

2 dashes Orange Bitters

1 lemon twist

La Mucca Negroni

1 ¼ oz Wheyward Spirit

1 ¼ oz Cocchi Americano

¾ oz Campari

*Garnish* orange peel twist

Vieux Ca-Whey

1 oz Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz rye

¾ oz sweet vermouth

1 barspoon Benedictine

1 dash Angostura bitters

1 dash Peychaud’s bitters


Milk Punch & Nog

1 ¼ oz Wheyward Spirit

½ oz dark rum or bourbon

2 oz half-and-half  (whole milk or heavy cream can be used in place)

⅛ oz vanilla extract (optional)

½ oz simple syrup

*Garnish* grated nutmeg

Liquid Gold Rush

2 oz Wheyward Spirit

1/4 oz Fresh Ginger Juice

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1 oz Honey Syrup* (or bee local honey water)

Dash of Mezcal

Marionberry Basil Mule

¾ oz Wheyward Spirit

½ oz Marionberry-Basil Syrup

½ oz Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz Ginger Beer (Bundaberg preferred)

Splash soda water

*Garnish* basil tree

Fly A-Whey

3/4 oz Wheyward Spirit

3/4 oz Aperol

3/4 oz Amaro Nonino Quintessentia

3/4 oz Lemon Juice


Toucan Tango

1 ½ oz Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz Aperol 

1 ½ oz pineapple juice 

½ oz lime juice 

½ oz demerara syrup 2:1 

¼ oz Cruzan Blackstrap Rum (float) 

*Garnish* Pineapple frond, Amarena cherry, orchid (edible flower) 

Wheyward on the Rocks

2oz Wheyward Spirit

Lemon

Whey & Tonic (Spanish Style)

2oz Wheyward Spirit

4oz Tonic Water (Fever Tree Mediterranean preferred)

*Garnish* Cucumber Ribbon, dried juniper, lemon twist ( or others)

The New Era

2 oz Wheyward Spirit

½ oz Cynar Liqueur

¼ oz Maraschino Liqueur (we like Luxardo)

2-3 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters

*Garnish* Orange Twist

Stirred & Strong

2 oz. Wheyward Spirit

¼ oz simple syrup 

3-4 dash Peychauds 

Absinthe rinse in glass 

*Garnish* lemon twist 

Wheyward & Coke

1 ½ oz Wheyward Spirit

5 oz Coca Cola

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Harvest Moon

1 ¼ oz Wheyward Spirit

½ oz Applejack

½ oz Cointreau

¾ oz fresh lemon juice

½ oz fresh orange juice

¼ oz Honey Syrup*

4-5 fresh sage leaves

*Garnish* one fresh sage leaf

Wheyward Toddy

1 ½ oz Wheyward Spirit

¼ oz Allspice Dram ( make or buy)

½ oz Honey Syrup*

½ oz fresh lemon juice

1/4oz fresh orange juice

Microplane fresh ginger

3 oz hot water

*Garnish* clove studded lemon wheel

The Bee Sting

2 oz. Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz lemon juice 

¼ oz cinnamon syrup 

¼ oz Bee Local Hot Honey 

Splash club soda 

*Garnish* cinnamon dusted lemon wheel 

Porch Swing Spritz

1 oz. Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz. Strawberry-Tarragon syrup*

3 oz. sparkling Rosé

3 oz. soda water 


Tropical Rickey

2 oz. Wheyward Spirit

½ oz. lime juice

¾ oz. pineapple juice

1 oz. coconut water 

¼ oz. cane 

Soda water

Add all ingredients except soda water to a shaker tin and shake. Strain into a tall Collins glass and top with fresh ice and soda water. Garnish with a lime wheel or pineapple. 


Wheyward Smash

1 ½ oz Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz lemon juice

½ simple syrup

¼ oz Grand Mariner

½ oz black cherry liqueur 


Cowabunga

2 oz Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz Pineapple Gomme Syrup

¾ oz lemon juice

½ oz orange juice

½ oz Orgeat (almond syrup)

1 dash Angostura Bitters


Milk & Honey

½ oz Bärenjäger

½ oz Grand Marnier

1 oz Wheyward Spirit

½ oz lemon juice


Velvety Smooth

2 oz Wheyward Spirit

1 oz Dolian Dry Vermouth

½ oz Yellow Chartreuse

2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters


Ranch Water

2 oz Wheyward Spirit

1/2 lime, juiced

Topo Chico


Daiquiri Riff

2 oz Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz lime juice

¾ oz Grand Mariner or Cointreau


Wheyward 75

1 oz Wheyward Spirit

1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

1/4 oz simple syrup

~3 oz champagne/prosecco/sparkling wine to fill glass

The Last Wheyword

​​​​1 oz Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz lemon juice

¾ oz yellow Chartreuse

½ oz maraschino liqueur

Magnificent’s Margarita

1 ½ oz Wheyward Spirit

1 oz Cointreau

¾ oz Fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon agave syrup


Whey to Blue

1 ½ oz Wheyward Spirit

¾ oz blue curacao

¾ oz lemon juice

½ oz dry vermouth

Soda

Wheyward Gimlet

2 oz Wheyward Spirit

1 ½ oz St. Germain

½ oz lime juice

Black Russian/White Russian

Black Russian:

2 oz Wheyward Spirit 

1 oz Kahlua 


White Russian:

2 oz Wheyward Spirit 

1 oz Kahlua 

Milk of choice


Tropical Milk Punch

2 cups Double Strength Tea (We use a blend of mint, green, and lemongrass)

2/3 cup Wheyward Spirit

2 oz Falernum

½ cup Pineapple Juice

2 oz Lime Juice

¼ cup Sugar

1 Cup Milk 


Ruby Milk Punch

2 cups Double Strength Brewed Black Tea (water and tea bags)

2/3 cup Wheyward Spirit

2/3 cup Ruby Port

1/3 cup Sugar

1/3 cup Lemon Juice

1 cup Milk


Whey Side Fizz

6-8 mint leaves 

2 oz. Wheyward Spirit

½ oz lemon juice

½ oz Honey Syrup* 

Club soda

*Garnish* mint tree 


Wheyward Martinez

1 ¾ oz Wheyward
1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
¼ oz Luxardo Maraschino
Dash Angostura
*Garnish* Cherry spiked orange twist

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