Contest! The Black Grouse Smoky Cocktails


April 1st marks the day when the trickster comes out in all of us – April Fools Day. Research shows that the average American adult only laughs 18 times a day, so this year, take a different spin on the traditional April Fools Day joke and trick your victim’s taste buds with something surprisingly delicious.

If you’re the trickster who enjoys a day of devious fun with cocktails, we have an ally for you – The Black Grouse. This April Fools Day The Black Grouse is ready to join you, with unsuspecting cocktail combinations exposing his sinister, smoky side.

The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky is a peated version of its counterpart – The Famous Grouse. They say you eat and drink with your eyes, but we’re about to present perfectly balanced cocktails with bold character looking to throw your taste buds for an April Fools loop.

We start with our first cocktail – The Smoke Show

It looks like a peachy coloured, fruit oasis – but don’t let your eyes deceive you, it is actually a smoky odyssey. Made up of pear juice, lemon juice, port and ginger beer, you have a winning combination of tart, sweet and smoky taking your taste buds on a journey.

Cocktail Image - The Smoke Show

What’s In It?

  • 1oz. The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
  • 1 oz. Pear juice
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 0.5oz. Tawny Port
  • 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Top with Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with pear slice or fan

How do you make it?
Measure ingredients, except for the ginger beer, into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-12 seconds, then strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a pear fan. Your taste buds will never know what hit ‘em!

Our second cocktail breaks the rules on simple soda cocktails, as it pleasantly surprises with a welcomed appearance of tangy citrus – Instead of a Black and Black, we have an Orange is the New Black.

Cocktail Image - Orange is The New Blk

What’s In It?

  • 1.5 oz. The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Cola
  • Orange wedge

How do you make it?
Fill a highball glass with ice, squeeze in a wedge of orange and drop into the glass. Add a measure of The Black Grouse and top up with cola, stir and serve.


To celebrate April Fools (no joke), we have partnered up with The Black Grouse to give away a bottle of The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky to one lucky fan. You must be of legal drinking age & present a valid driver’s license to claim the prize.

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James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

33 responses

  1. Jason says:

    I have always wanted to try this!

  2. Kelly Krol says:

    I’ve only tried Whiskey & Gingerale.

  3. Scott Podwinski says:

    Whiskey and Kaluha is great! 50/50 mix

  4. Garry Spee says:

    I know someone who would love a bottle

  5. ChrisG says:

    Whisky Straight

  6. Gary Barclay says:


  7. A.J. Kwong says:

    Can’t go wrong with a well made Old Fashioned!

  8. Andi Liu says:


  9. Erin says:

    I love a good Whiskey Sour!

  10. jan says:

    old fashioned, but I like the sounds of the smoke Show

  11. Jenness Mills says:

    I love a Manhattan!

  12. disqus_4BVoNdkPjf says:

    Gotta build up my collection!

  13. Sonja S says:

    Would love to try this!

  14. ginette4 says:

    My favourite is Long Island Ice Tea

  15. Amy Heffernan says:

    The ‘Rol and Rye

  16. Kristine E says:

    /whisky straight for sure :)

  17. Missycat11 says:

    Irish Redhead – Whiskey + grenadine + Sprite + lemon and lime juice

  18. Heidi C. says:

    An Old Fashioned for me.

  19. EN Donnelly says:

    straight on ice

  20. kam77 says:

    An Old-Fashioned!

  21. Robert says:

    Dark and Stormy

  22. fossie55 says:

    I always enjoy a Whisky Sour.

  23. tim says:

    straight up

  24. Pennylane says:

    Boulevardier with lemon peel, neat

  25. DG Middendorf says:

    I love a good Whiskey Sour!

  26. margaretimecs says:


  27. Pauline says:

    A Whiskey sour sounds great with the 17 degrees we had go day in Vancouver! Nice bevie…to quench my thirst. You can be my guest!

  28. Brian Paterson says:

    Whiskey Sour, for sure!

  29. Citizen Five says:

    I’ll have a Rob Roy, if you don’t mind.

  30. Lushka Smith says:

    On the rocks

  31. Maggie Cheung says:

    I like my whiskey on the rocks.

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