To the test: Gary’s Premium Cocktails Mix

Where I live, COVID restrictions have hit pretty hard. Restaurants and bars shut and reopened a few times. Gone are the days when I could gather with friends over a drink. Or two. Or more. Gary’s premium cocktails mix to the rescue when I want something different than my usual Scotch or rum. I was able to try the Classic muddled Old fashioned mix and the Bloody Mary Mix.

You probably and hopefully guessed that the Bloody Mary mix will allow you to make a great bloody Mary if you mix it with vodka. At $5.99 on their website (and maybe cheaper in a store near you) for a big 32 oz bottle, it is a solid and cheap option for your home cocktail.

If your liquor cabinet includes brandy or whiskey, Gary’s old fashion mix is another great option at $9.99. One oz of brandy or whiskey, a half oz of Gary’s cocktail topped with sour soda and you are on your way for a great digestif (or aperitif, I’m not judging).


Proudly made in Wisconsin, Gary’s cocktails might be cheap, but they taste and look like a premium product. They do not come in a plastic bottle, but in a traditional glass bottle that will stand out in your cabinet.


Based in Quebec and photographer for more than 15 years, I specialize in press photography (photojournalism) and corporate and event photography.

A 2006 graduate of the prestigious photojournalism program at Loyalist College in Belleville (Ontario, Canada), I first distinguished myself by being the first runner up student of the Association of Press Photographers of Eastern Canada (Eastern Canadian News photographers Association) for the quality of my portfolio.

Back in Quebec City after an internship at the Ottawa Citizen and the Edmonton Sun, and a contract at the Windsor Star, I quickly developed a large clientele including some of the most prestigious Canadian newspapers.

In 2018, I published two books: The hidden face of photography and En photo et en Affaires