Cocktail Recipes from Last Straw Distillery

Posted : May 15, 2020

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Last Straw Distillery is an award-winning micro-distillery in Vaughan, Ontario, proudly hand-crafting high quality spirits. Last Straw was founded to make whisky, and also makes gin, blackstrap spirit, and aged moonshine.

Best of all, they keep the Last Straw Distillery blog chock full of great cocktail recipes.

Here’s one of our favourites:

Cocktail Recipe: The Gentleman Farmer

Photo credit: Margarita Menard Photography

Muddle together in the bottom of a cocktail shaker small bunches of:

  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Tarragon


  • 1 slice cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 2 oz Last Straw Distillery Gin Twenty-One
  • 1/4 oz Strega (or substitute other herbal liqueur like Chartreuse)
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz light maple syrup (or simple syrup)
  • 1 oz egg white (or aquafaba – the “juice” from a can of chickpeas, for a vegan option)

Shake well without ice first, then add ice and shake again.

Fill a Collins or Hi-Ball glass with ice, and strain the cocktail through a fine sieve. Finish with:

  • Top up of soda water
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Serve immediately, and enjoy with friends.

Check out the Last Straw Distillery blog to see all of their great recipes.

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