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SA brandies take top honours at New York International Spirits Competition
Two premium South African brandies win coveted Gold awards
snow leopard vodka presents a classic martini – with a twist
Shake up your regular martini with a luxury vodka brand that also contributes to the conservation of the snow leopard
Celebrate World Gin Day with this winter-inspired cocktail
The gin comeback is still going strong. On 10 June we're celebrating this spirit with a warming Mocha G&T
Cape Town’s unique new artisan gin is all about the ocean
A Mari is the only gin in the world distilled with Atlantic Ocean seawater
bar keeper is no ordinary liquor store
With its cool, industrial aesthetic, Bar Keeper stylishly occupies a revamped heritage building in Cape Town's CBD
A liquor store isn’t usually the first place you’d look for inspiring interior design, but the newly-opened Bar Keeper in Cape Town begs to differ. The stylish space is located in one of the CBD’s previously neglected heritage gems. Once the head office of the oldest wholesaler of wines and brandies in the Cap
introducing the charles marais 2013
Plaisir de Merle wine estate in Paarl has launched its most exceptional blend to date
appetising aperol
The perfect late-summer appetiser, these refreshing Aperol-based cocktails are topped with salted melon and gold leaf
The ultimate foodie experience: Come Wine With Us
Discover how Sybil Doms is taking the art of food and wine pairing to new heights
Flavour ranger
Kobus van der Merwe is making waves with vermouth flavoured by the region's top botanicals
Careless Whisper cocktail
This gin cocktail combines complex flavours with nostalgic ingredients to create the perfect summer sipper
A little bit naughty, a little bit nice – this gin-based cocktail has a retro feel and a herbal base that cuts through the sweetness of grenadine with the fragrance of fresh sage. Careless Whisper cocktail 20ml white sugar 100ml water 10-15 fresh sage leaves, plus extra sprigs for garnishing 4 large grapefruits, juiced and strained (about 500ml) 200ml London Dry gin – we love local brand Hope on Hopkins‘ version 40ml grenadine Indian tonic water method Prep time: 30 minutes + 1 hour chilling time / Cook time: 10 minutes To make a sage syrup, place the sugar, water and sage leaves in a small saucepan and bring to
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