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Cocktail Recipe: Irish Ginger

For everyone who loves a good whisky cocktail, which by now we just assume that everyone we know does, this one's a keeper. Thanks to our friend Michael Smith for playing around with our limited-release Stout Spirit to come up with this one. This batch of Stout Spirit is a limited release of 420 bottles, made in collaboration with Lake Wilcox Brewing Co. in Vaughan. It's the distilled essence of their Irish Stout, aged for four months in a re-charred Niagara wine cask from DRM.reCoop.

Made as per the recipe below, it's a remarkably easy-drinking cocktail worthy of a warm spring day (if we ever get one this year... brrrr....). For those who prefer spirit-forward, simply reduce the amount of ginger beer to taste, and it'll keep you warm on a cold spring night.

Irish Ginger

Muddle together in your favourite highball glass:

  • 1 slice each of orange and lime

  • 1 teaspoon Ontario maple syrup


  • 2 oz Last Straw Distillery Stout Spirit

  • 1 slice each of orange and lime

  • Ice

  • Ginger beer to taste

Stir gently and enjoy with friends!

Stout Spirit can be purchased direct from our bottle shop in Vaughan, or ordered online for delivery anywhere in Canada.

$60 / 750 ml / 45% abv

Photo credit: Margarita Menard Photography

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