Take a look at a few classic cocktail recipes that you can make with ingredients in your fridge or pantry and your favourite drinks from your bar trolley.
Homegrown SAgroni (Negroni)
25 ml Bloedlemoen Gin
25 ml Campari
25 ml Sweet Vermouth
1 Orange peel twist garnish (Pro tip: use a potato peeler)
Stir all ingredients together and strain into a tumbler glass with a big block of ice. Take the twist and squeeze the oil over the cocktail.
Pro tip 2: Run the peel on the outside of the glass - it gives you a multi-sensory experience with the orange oil on your lips when you take a sip.
Bloedlemoen Gin, pronounced ‘Blue’d Le Moon’, is a handcrafted South African, small-batch local gin made from ten natural botanicals, including the delicious Tarocco Blood Orange, making it the world’s first Blood Orange gin. The fruit is sourced locally from the Western Cape.
Ginger has been used to ease stomachs for centuries so if you’re feeling a little anxious and unsettled, try the below remedy using your favourite whisky. We’d recommend Bannermans Scotch Whisky not only because it’s great value for money but because we like what it stands for – bravery and boldness.
50ml Bannermans Whisky
250ml Ginger Ale
Lots of ice
Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice. Stir in whisky and ginger ale.
Don Papa Old Fashioned
Crafted with great precision on the island of Negros, Don Papa Rum is the perfect spirit base for a cocktail that will transport your mind to sun, sea and sand.
2 parts Don Papa Dark rum
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 splash of water
1-2 tsp sugar
To garnish: Orange peel
Add the granulated sugar and Angostura Bitters to a rocks glass with a single ice cube. Stir the mix until the ice cube has melted enough to dissolve the sugar. Add another 3 to 4 ice cubes and half of the rum then stir for around 60 seconds. Top up the glass with more ice and add the rest of the rum, then stir for another 60 seconds
Did you know that a Mimosa contains 32% of your suggested daily dose of Vitamin C? Simply mix Grace du Roi White Gold Sparkling Wine with orange juice. Grace Du Roi Sparkling Wines are a range of premium sparkling wines from South Africa’s traditional wine-growing region in the Cape.
60ml orange juice
120ml Grace du Roi White Gold Sparkling Wine
Fill a champagne flute one-third full of freshly squeezed orange juice and top up with ice-cold Grace du Roi White Gold.
Seedlip Garden & Tonic
There’s even something for the non-drinkers during lockdown. Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit that captures the essence of the English countryside with sophisticated top notes of the handpicked peas and hay with a complex herbal base character of spearmint, rosemary and thyme.
Ingredients & Method
Add 50 ml Seedlip Garden to a highball glass
Top with a quality tonic
Add a handful of peas and enjoy!