Happy Hour: Apple Moscow Mule

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In honour of National Vodka Day we’re sharing a true classic with an Autumnal twist!

2oz Tawse Organic Vodka
2oz Tawse Cider
1/2oz fresh lime juice
Ginger Beer
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
Garnish with Thyme, Apple Slice, Cinnamon sticks

Combine ingredients in a copper mug over crushed ice (the combination of crushed ice and copper mug keeps everything extra cold!)

TRY THIS! Add 2 dashes of Tawse Aromatic Bitters for extra spice
Use 1oz of regular Apple Cider & 1oz of Tawse Cider to add a touch more apple flavour and a touch of sweetness.

Happy Hour: The Strawberry Patch Cocktail

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This might become a staple in your back yard this summer, and is sure to be a crowd pleasure with its flexible flavour profile. The basil, honey, strawberries, and dark chocolate work harmoniously together with our Tawse Dry Gin, bringing out some of the beautiful the herbaceous notes.

5oz Tawse Dry Gin
1/4 cup of honey
1 pint of Strawberries, de-stemmed, halved, & sprinkled with 1 tbsp sugar
4-6 fresh Basil leaves
Juice of 1 lime
1 1/2 cups of ice

Dark chocolate, grated
Whipped Cream
Strawberry half + Basil leaf
Serves 4~

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass leaving a 1/4 inch of space at the top. Add a thin layer of whipped cream to cover the surface area of the drink, then spoon on your dark chocolate flakes to mimic the look of garden dirt. Add your garnish decorations and presto, you have your own little strawberry patch!

The best part of this recipe is you can fix some of the ingredient measurements to your liking. If you would love a cold, fruity drink in the summer but don’t like anything too sweet, omit the sugar on the strawberries! If you enjoy a boozy cocktail, add an extra ounce of Gin. Freeze your strawberries beforehand for an extra icy treat. Don’t have dark chocolate around? Crushed up Oreo cookie makes for great ‘dirt’ as well.

Cheers, enjoy!

Happy Hour: The 3 Grappas of Christmas

By | Cocktails, News

In ‘Spirit’ of the Holidays, our resident mixologist Alex has created 3 new Grappa cocktails, one more potent than the next! We invite you to quit being a Scrooge about Grappa, and give them a try!

Grappa of Christmas Past – Sweet & tart, easy to drink
1.5oz Tawse Riesling La Pressatura
1/2oz Tawse Vermouth
1/2oz Lime Juice
1/2oz Pink Peppercorn & Anise Syrup
2oz Grapefruit Juice
Few dashes Tawse Orange Bitters
Star Anise pods for garnish

Grappa of Christmas Present – Spicy & warm, with a kick
1oz Tawse Gewurztraminer La Pressatura
1oz Green Chartreuse
1/2oz Lime Juice
Bar Spoon of Honey
Few dashes Tawse Aromatic Bitters
Cinnamon Stick for garnish

Grappa of Christmas Yet to Come – Boozy & sultry, the perfect nightcap
1oz Tawse Pinot Noir La Pressatura
1/2oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2oz Heering Cherry Liqueur
Cocktail Cherry for garnish

Choose wisely!
Merry Christmas from the Tawse Team

Happy Hour: Creepy Vodka Cran

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Developed by A. Drumm
Get in the Hallowe’en SPIRIT  👻 with this twist on the classic.

2 oz Tawse Vodka
½ oz Tawse Vermouth
2 oz real Cranberry juice
1 oz Apple Cider
¾ oz Rosemary Syrup (We love KVAS Cran Rosemary!)
2 dashes Tawse Barrel Aged Bitters

Combine in a cocktail shaker over ice, shake thoroughly and strain into a glass fit for Lestat. Dry ice optional, but always appreciated.

HALLOWE’EN CONTEST! Tag #TAWSESPIRITS on social media when posting a photo of your Hallowe’en costume and spooky drink of choice for a chance to win a bottle of Tawse Vodka! We’ll pick our favourite at the end of the weekend. (02/11/2020)

Happy Hour: Whisky Peach Sour

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Developed by A. Drumm

Developed in celebration of our new Canadian Whisky release, this light and frothy drink is tart & full of flavour, yet delicate and intriguing.

2 oz. Tawse Canadian Whisky
2 oz. peach ginger simple syrup*
2 dashes Tawse Aromatic Bitters
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 egg white

Place ingredients into cocktail shaker, without ice, shake.
Add ice then shake again. Strain into coupe glass, and garnish with fresh peach slice!

Peach Ginger Simple Syrup

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
2 peaches, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

Bring to a boil and reduce. Strain through cheesecloth

Happy Hour: Grappa-cino

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2oz Pinot Noir La Pressatura
1/2oz Simple Syrup
1/2oz Disaronno
1 shot of freshly made espresso

Combine ingredients over ice in cocktail shaker, shake VERY well, pour into a chilled martini or coupe glass.
Garnish with espresso beans, and enjoy!
For a bit more sweetness and an intriguing flavour, add 1oz of Maple Syrup in lieu of Simple Syrup.


Happy Hour: Heard It Through The Grapevine

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Heard It Through the Grapevine

Developed by L.Lefko

An original cocktail made for summer, The Grapevine combines a bunch of our favourite warm-weather drinks at Tawse. A little bit o’ this, a little bit o’ that….and you’ve got something that looks like it’s been plucked straight off the vine! —

Gamay Ice Sphere
While you can use any size ice-tray, we love the look of the sphere!
1 Part Water: 2 Parts Tawse Gamay Noir
Freeze for longer than normal ice (the wine will take a bit to freeze!)
We used this Ice Sphere Tray from Peak https://wandpdesign.com/products/sphe…

1oz Simple Syrup
1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1oz Tawse Gin
Gently bruise 2 fresh basil leaves for a hint of fresh flavour
If you LOVE basil, you can also muddle one in the glass before adding ingredients.
Add a few Blackberries for a boozy treat after you’ve finished your drink.
Finish the cocktail off with some S.Pellegrino for some refreshing bubbles! We love the Cherry/Pomegranate flavour.

Happy Hour: Taste of Tawse

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A Tawse twist on the classic French 75 cocktail, this recipe incorporates everything that makes Tawse Winery & Distillery special.

Tawse Gin to represent our future, Tawse Spark to represent our beginnings, & Tawse Vermouth to represent the union of the two. Tying it all together are Tawse Lavender Bitters represent the beautiful place we call home.

1oz Tawse Dry Gin
1/2oz Tawse Vermouth⁠
1/4oz KVAS Lavender Jasmine Simple Syrup
1/4oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 dashes of Tawse Lavender Bitters
A splash of Tawse Spark Blend
Garnish with lemon for extra spritz or lavender for a great visual