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Dave Brimacombe, Founder/Distiller
dave@waywarddistillationhouse.com
(250) 218-2363

Andrea Brimacombe, Founder/Director
andrea@waywarddistillationhouse.com
(250) 218-0117

2931 Moray Ave
Courtenay, BC, V9N 7S7

250-871-0424

Craft Distillery in the heart of the Comox Valley, producing Unruly Gin, Unruly Vodka, Drunken Hive Rum and the Wayward Order.

COCKTAILS

UNRULY VODKA

Literally just a handful of raspberries

 

VESPER

 

The name says it all! This amazing cocktail changes over time as the raspberries melt their juice into the vodka!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz (60 mL) Unruly Vodka
  • A small handful (approx. ½ cup) fresh-frozen raspberries

Preparation:

  1. Chill a rocks glass
  2. Add the frozen raspberries
  3. Drown the raspberries in Unruly Vodka
  4. Sip and savour!
“When you’re being stalked by an angry mob with raspberries, the first thing to do is to release a tiger.” - John Cleese

James Bond’s signature drink! Takes a little more effort but the results are well worth it!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz (45 mL) Unruly Vodka
  • 1.5 oz (45 mL) Unruly Gin
  • 0.5 oz (15 mL) Lillet Blanc
  • Lemon peel

Preparation:

  1. Chill a martini glass and burn with the Lillet Blanc
  2. Into a cocktail shaker add the Unruly Vodka and Unruly Gin
  3. Add ice to the shaker and, like the man himself says, this cocktail is "shaken, not stirred"
  4. Double strain the contents of the shaker into the martini glass

Garnish:

  • Express the oils of the lemon peel over the cocktail and add to the glass

Note: Best enjoyed whilst playing high-stakes Baccarat in your best attire!

“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon-peel. Got it?” - James Bond inventing and ordering the now famous Vesper

UNRULY GIN

UNRULY G&T

 

Negroni

This ain’t your Grandma’s gin and tonic. Get ready to turn your G&T from refreshing to redonkulous!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz (45 mL) Unruly Gin
  • Bittered Sling Cascade Celery Bitters
  • Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water
  • Grapefruit peel
  • Sprig of Rosemary
  • Ice

Preparation:

  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice
  2. Add the Unruly Gin
  3. Add a dash of the Bitter Sling Bitters
  4. Express the oils of the grapefruit onto the ice
  5. Top with tonic water

Garnish:

  • Add the grapefruit peel
  • Spank the Rosemary sprig and add whole to the cocktail
“I exercise strong self-control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.” - W.C. Fields

Originally a tool to sell Campari, the humble Negroni is seeing a rebirth with new and exciting ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz (60 mL) Unruly Gin
  • 1 oz (30 mL) Woods Amaro
  • 1 oz (30 mL) Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth

Preparation:

  1. Chill a rocks glass
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a shaker tin and shake until well chilled
  3. Double strain into the chilled rocks glass
  4. Add a single large ice cube
  5. Note: A purist will tell you that this cocktail is traditionally made with equal parts of all ingredients and stirred (not shaken). However, we prefer it this way so to hell with tradition!

Garnish:

  • Express the oils of a large orange peel onto the cocktail and drop the peel in the glass
"The bitters is excellent for your liver. The gin is bad for you. They balance each other." - Orson Welles on the Negroni

DEPTH CHARGE

WAYWARD MOCHA

 

KICKSTARTER

 

Delicious locally blended hot chocolate with an espresso kick from Depth Charge.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz (45 mL) Depth Charge
  • Your favourite local, artisan, handcrafted, fair-trade, organic drinking chocolate - or Carnations Hot Chocolate, we’re not picky!
  • Cream or milk (optional)
  • Orange peel
  • Whipped Cream

Preparation:

  1. Fill a mug ¾-full with hot chocolate
  2. Add the Depth Charge
  3. Add cream or milk to taste

Garnish:

  • A thick ribbon of orange peel and as much whipped cream as you want!
“Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility.” - Sheikh Abd-Al-Kadir

A double kick of caffeine without the bitterness of your standard Shot in the Dark!

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz (150 mL) Cold Brew Coffee
  • 2 oz (60 mL) Depth Charge
  • Ice

Preparation:

  1. Half-Fill a Collins glass with ice
  2. Add the Depth Charge
  3. Top with Cold Brew Coffee
  4. Stir and enjoy!
Sure, you can start your morning without coffee... but why would you want to?

KRUPNIK

WARSAW MULE

 

krupnik toddy

A Wayward take on an old classic. Grab your favourite pretentious copper mug and get ready to be wowed!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz (45 L) Krupnik
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Cock'N Bull Ginger Beer
  • A sprig of fresh mint
  • Crushed ice

Preparation:

  • Fill a copper mug with crushed ice
  • Add the lime juice
  • Add the Krupnik
  • Top with the ginger beer

Garnish:

  • Spank the sprig of fresh mint and stuff down the inside of the mug allowing a nice bouquet of leaves to show above the ice.
Did you know? The original Moscow Mule was created in 1941 as a desperate attempt to sell vodka to Americans, get rid of 2,000 imported copper mugs, and showcase a new ginger beer recipe? It’s literally a sales pitch in a cup!

We're not doctors, but we're pretty certain that his cocktail is exactly what would be written on your prescription. Warm, flavourful, and a joy to sip, this cocktail will soon become a familiar friend on your cold, rainy West-Coast Sundays.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz (60 mL) Krupnik
  • Slice of lemon (approx. ⅛" or 3 mm thick)
  • Hot water
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Honey

Preparation:

  1. In your favourite mug, lightly muddle the slice of lemon (just enough to get some juices flowing)
  2. Top up 3/4 full with hot water
  3. Add the Krupnik
  4. Optional: Add Honey to taste

Garnish:

  • For added decadence, garnish with a stick of cinnamon!
The "toddy", meaning a beverage made of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar and spices" comes from 1786 and was often used as a cure-all for cold and flu-like symptoms. See!? It's practically medicine! (Disclaimer: It's definitely not medicine.)