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3 Whisky Cocktail Recipes That Break all the Rules

Gray Jay is unpretentious, approachable whisky made for you—so drink it your way.

Whisky and iced tea? You know it. Whisky sangria? You’re welcome. Gray Jay Whisky cocktail recipes throw convention out the window with a smooth, easy-drinking but complex flavour that soothes whisky enthusiasts and welcomes those new to whisky, with vanilla and caramel notes.

At Gray Jay, they love whisky and hate the idea that you shouldn’t enjoy it unless you follow some old and out-of-style rules and rituals. They encourage experienced whisky lovers and the whisky-curious to try Gray Jay in one of their fun cocktails and fall in love.

Gray Jay is proudly named after Canada’s national bird and is handcrafted in small batches by a craft distiller in Ontario, with all-Canadian ingredients. It won Best New Product in Canadian Whisky in BrandSpark’s 2021 Best New Product awards; gold in individual bottle design and silver in the Canadian blended Whisky category at the 2022 SIP Awards; bronze in the design category at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition; and Judge’s Selection in the Rye and Canadian Whisky category at the 2022 Alberta Beverage Awards.

Find out why with one of these fabulous, out-of-the-box cocktail ideas, or experiment and invent your own. After all, this is your whisky, your rules.

Gray Jay Whisky

Gray Jay Smash

A ridiculously good cocktail that’s surprisingly simple. Gray Jay pairs perfectly with apple cider and gets an extra kick from fresh lemon juice and cinnamon.


1.5 oz. Gray Jay Deluxe Canadian Whisky

4 oz. sweet apple cider

0.5 oz fresh lemon juice

cinnamon stick


Combine apple cider and lemon juice. Add Gray Jay Whisky. Garnish with cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Gray Jay Whisky


A fruity and refreshing cocktail that’s ‘just peachy’ for any occasion.


1 oz. Gray Jay Deluxe Canadian Whisky

1.5 oz. peach juice

0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice

0.5 oz. simple syrup

ginger coins


Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass. Top with ice and ginger coins. Enjoy!

Gray Jay Whisky

Classic Whisky Sour

The perfect blend of tart and pucker with just a smidge of sweet. And Gray Jay, of course… you can’t do it any other way!


1.5 oz. Gray Jay Deluxe Canadian Whisky

1 oz. lemon juice

0.75 oz maple syrup

cocktail cherry


Combine Gray Jay Whisky, lemon juice and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Strain cocktail into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and enjoy!

For more cocktail inspiration, visit grayjaywhisky.com

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