Make this: Project Gigglewater's the Last Leaf

From Project Gigglewater, the Last Leaf cocktail recipe uses brandy to leave you with that warm and fuzzy feeling. Try it hot or cold.

The Last Leaf cocktail recipe from Project Gigglewater

Serves 1

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

“This cocktail was named, in part, because we’re in a pandemic and we’re tired of this crap – it’s the last straw! We wanted to use brandy as it is one of the best spirits to use during winter – it gives the feeling of warmth and fuzziness. We haven’t tried it heated up, but we’re confident you could serve this drink hot.”

– Alfred Siu, Project Gigglewater


  • 2 oz St-Rémy VSOP Brandy
  • 1 ½ oz apricot nectar (3:1 dilution)
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ⅔ oz allspice syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Allspice Syrup Ingredients

  • 300 g water
  • 300 g sugar
  • 10 g coarsely ground allspice (toasted first)


Allspice Syrup Method

  1. Heat the water, sugar and allspice in a pot until sugar dissolves, making sure it doesn’t boil.
  2. Take off the heat and cover, letting it sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain through a coffee filter.

The Last Leaf Method

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake.
  2. Strain into a coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel and serve neat.