Tawse Cocktail Recipes



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 where we started, and Lavender syrup and bitters to represent the beautiful plant life that are found across our property.

1/2oz Tawse Dry Gin
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

Heard It Through the Grapevine

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.


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.

Cherry Ave Mojito

The Cherry Ave Mojito is a nod to our street name, our flagship vineyard, and one of the region’s yummiest exports. The perfect balance of juicy fruit, refreshing mint, and tart acidity.

1 handful of fresh mint
3 Niagara Cherries
1/2oz KVAS Cherry Hibiscus Simple Syrup
Add ingredients to cocktail shaker. Muddle well.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice
1oz Tawse Vodka
Juice from half a lime
3 dashes of Tawse Aromatic Bitters
3 dashes of Tawse Wild Cherry Bark Bitters
Shake and strain into a coupe glass OR a highball glass over ice.
Top with Soda Water, garnish with mint, cherry, and lime!

The Haunted Vineyard

This cocktail is based off a tequila cocktail we found called The Haunted Orchard. Orchards get all the spooky fun so we’ve added a little Tawse Twist…presenting The Haunted Vineyard!⁠

1.5oz Tawse Vodka⁠
1ozLemon Juice⁠
1/2oz KVAS Ginger Wildflower Simple Syrup⁠
4 Dashes of Tawse Aromatic Bitters⁠
A Pinch of Cinnamon⁠
Combine over ice in a cocktail shaker, mix or shake well.
Pour into glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar. ⁠
Top up with Tawse Apple Cider ⁠
Garnish with a cinnamon stick or apple slice⁠
Bake your apple for a warm and tasty garnish, or mull your cider for some extra spice!⁠


Tawse Icewine Martini

1oz Tawse Vodka⁠
1oz Tawse Chardonnay Icewine⁠
4 Dashes Tawse Orange Bitters⁠
Combine over ice, shake or stir, and pour into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lemon or orange twist.⁠

Christmas in Manhattan

In celebration of the release of our Barrel-Aged Bitters, this take on the classic cocktail adds a bit of Holiday Cheer to the mix.

2oz of your favourite whisky
1oz Tawse Vermouth⁠
1/4oz KVAS Northern Maple Old Fashioned Simple Syrup⁠
4 Dashes (or more!) Tawse Barrel-Aged Bitters⁠
Garnish with an orange slice pierced with cloves⁠