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
Strawberry half + Basil leaf
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.
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.
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 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