Cocktail Recipes

Full Moon Cocktail

HAPPY HALLOWE'EN! A little saucer full of space for your spooky season, this cocktail looks mysterious and dark but tastes like a cool costume and a pillowcase full of candy....the full sized kinds, too. [...]

Lavender Blueberry Gin Fizz

We're welcoming Lavender Season with one of the many beautiful cocktails developed by the talented Nick Nemeth of Crown Cocktail Co. This cocktail gets it's name from it's colour and garnish, but is [...]

King Street Spritz

One of the many beautiful cocktails developed by the talented Nick Nemeth of Crown Cocktail Co. and featured during Redstone's Snack & Cocktail menu a few years ago. The King Street Spritz was a favourite [...]

Green Goddess

One of the many beautiful cocktails developed by the talented Nick Nemeth of Crown Cocktail Co. and featured during Redstone's Snack & Cocktail menu a few years ago. Paired wonderfully with salmon sashimi, this cocktail is plays [...]

Pump Up the Cran

Vodka Cran, basic or a classic? Either way, bring it to the next level that will bring the jingle to you next mingle. With the addition of Elderflower, Sage, and our favourite Kvas Cranberry Rosemary [...]

 Good Old Fashioned Christmas

Old Fashioned, but make it Christmas. The addition of brown sugar and Barrel-Aged Bitters gives this classic cocktail a nostalgic twist for the holiday season. A simple change can make all the difference! 1 cube [...]

Whisky Peach Sour

Peach Season in Niagara is one of the most celebrated, and for good reason. The peaches this year are especially delicious, so here's a great way to capture the true taste of summer on the [...]

The Strawberry Patch

There's nothing better than fresh produce from the Bench, and strawberry season is among the best. Let's take advantage and make a fresh cocktail for those warm summer days in wine country! 🍓🍓🍓 5oz Tawse [...]

Aphrodite’s Kiss

This cocktail is fitting for Valentine's weekend, as it's much like love itself; Bitter sweet, dreamy, and sometimes gone too fast!⁠⁠ 1.5oz Tawse Vodka⁠⁠ 1/2oz freshly squeezed lemon juice⁠⁠ 1/2oz Black Currant simple syrup⁠⁠ 1/2oz [...]

The Bebbo

Back to basics. This Gin cocktail is as simple as it is delicious, and requires only a few ingredients you may have already in the house!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The Bebbo, a take on The Bees Knees [...]

Creepy Vodka Cran

Happy Hallowe'en, cocktail lovers! We've got something extra spooky for you this week...the Creepy Vodka Cran! Developed by our in-house potions master @thebarlesstender this spin on a classic spices up a simple vodka drink. ⁠ ⁠ 🧛🧛🧛⁠ [...]

Thanksgiving After Dinner Cocktail

Our newest cocktail creation was made to be enjoyed after a big Thanksgiving feast, and perfect to pair with dessert!⁠⠀ 2 oz. Tawse Canadian Whisky⁠⠀ 2.5 oz. Cold Brew Coffee⁠⠀ 1 oz Tawse Vermouth⁠⠀ 1/2 [...]

The Rosemary Clooney

We're in love with the new @kvasfbco Cranberry Rosemary Simple Syrup, and created the perfect Christmas cocktail to celebrate! This dreamy cocktail is "The Betty Haynes" after the character played by Rosemary Clooney in the iconic film [...]

  • Happy Hour: Taste of Tawse

Taste of Tawse

TASTE OF TAWSE 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 [...]

  • Happy Hour: The 3 Grappas of Christmas

The 3 Grappas of Christmas

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 [...]

  • Happy Hour: Apple Moscow Mule

Apple Moscow Mule

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, [...]

  • Happy Hour: Necromancer


Another Hallowe’en cocktail has been added to our list and this is the BOO-ziest one yet 👻 We made a few slight changes to put our Tawse Twist onto this cocktail, but what you’re [...]

Christmas in Manhattan

The Tawse Elves are busy preparing for our biggest weekend of the year! Twas the night before Case Sale, and we're feeling about ready for a night cap. Luckily, we are also introducing something new [...]

Haunted Vineyard

It's Happy Hour! What's bubbling in your cauldron today? We've got a scary delicious treat to ring in the most beautiful time of year here on the Bench. This cocktail is inspired by a tequila [...]

Cherry Ave Mojito

What are you sipping today? We've been creating some great new cocktails using our Vodka, and this one is a delicious farewell to summer on the Bench. The Cherry Ave Mojito is a nod to [...]


Have you tried our La Pressatura yet? Our take on Grappa is delicious and intriguing, but usually the first question we get is "what do you do with it?". Well, we've discovered a recipe [...]

Heard it Through the Grapevine

A juicy, refreshing drink for the sultry and savoury days of summer. We love the visual interest of a spherical ice cube, though you can use any shape. But this oversized ball of Gamay [...]