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  • 2 Incredible Cocktails thanks to Cherry Time

    Cherries have been called the nectar of the gods, a butterfly’s kiss, and the deepest wish of a hummingbird’s heart… Here’s how to weave their spell into your very own elixir. CHERRY LANE COCKTAIL This sophisticated potion offers a balance between the sweetness of fresh cherries and the spicy hit of American Rye whiskey, with […] More

  • The History of The Old Fashioned with Angostura

    Made trendy once again by the rise in popularity of the hit TV show “Mad Men”, the Old Fashioned cocktail’s history goes even further back than that. Lore says that the name actually goes back to people asking for a drink made the “old fashioned” way back in the 1800s. Traditionally made with bourbon or […] More

  • Celebrate Old Fashioned Week with Monkey Shoulder

    Here’s how to drag the Old Fashioned into 2021 Yes, we said it, the Old Fashioned Week may be old fashioned. Okay, yes, it’s a classic, but perhaps it needs a bit of a shake up; not a massive one, just enough not to break a sweat. In our view, the classic Old Fashioned perhaps […] More

  • It’s an unusual Affair with Hendrick’s Orbium this Halloween!

    How are you celebrating Halloween? Embrace the unusual and let curiosity take the lead this Halloween with a slightly peculiar Orbium & Soda made with Hendrick’s Gin Orbium, a reinterpretation of the rounded house style of original Hendrick’s Gin, instilled with additional extracts of quinine, wormwood and lotus blossom essences. It is ALMOST CERTAINLY not for everyone, […] More

  • Bring the Frights with these 2 Halloween Cocktails from Tullamore D.E.W.

    Tullamore D.E.W. suggests some fun Halloween garnishes to bring some cheer to one of the scariest years in history. No doubt, and for obvious reasons, 2020 will go down in history as one of the scariest years in history. Perhaps an unforeseen positive outcome from this year’s situation is that we may not fear ghosts, […] More

  • Grilled Chicken Supreme by Nitida Wine Estate

    Why did the chicken cross the road?… to get to Nitida Winery of course! Just like a box of assorted chocolates, everyone has a favourite chicken part that they prefer – whether it be a drumstick, breast, wing or thigh – as well as favourite way to prepare it – roasted, fried, crumbed, in a […] More

  • A new twist – Spier’s Cape Malay Chicken Curry Roulade

    South Africa’s well-known Cape Malay style of cooking incorporates Malaysian, Indonesian and East African influences and dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries. It is almost as old as Spier Wine Farm’s 300-year history of winemaking. Here, Spier shares the secret behind its contemporary Cape Malay chicken curry roulade. This new twist on both […] More

  • Tullamore D.E.W celebrates the beauty of blends this Heritage Day

    If there are two alcohols that have a history of being enjoyed socially in a bar, around the braai, or watching the big game, beer and whiskey stand out. While these two types of alcohols are generally enjoyed neat and on their own, the Irish discovered that the two consumed together create a beautiful blend […] More

  • Delicious South African Recipes to Enjoy This Heritage Day

    To celebrate Heritage  Day and our  wonderful multi-cultural diversity and heritage, SASKO has compiled some South African recipe staples that are enjoyed by all. Here are some delectable local dishes with easy-to-make recipes from Roosterbroodjies to Jaffle Cakes and Bunny Chows, these Heritage Day celebration ideas will provide a fabulous feast for family and friends […] More

  • Cheese & Mushroom Loaded Craft Beer Baguette for Heritage Day

    Still not sure what to cook up on Heritage Day with the entire family coming over? We’ve got the Mushroom Association of South Africa to thank for this fantastic recipe that will be a huge hit with everyone attending this coming public holiday and weekend. Mushrooms already being healthy, these nutritional wonders have been combined […] More

  • The perfect Mushroom Snack this Heritage Day

    Still not sure what to cook up on Heritage Day with the entire family coming over? We’ve got the Mushroom Association of South Africa to thank for this fantastic recipe that will be a huge hit with everyone attending this coming public holiday and weekend. Mushrooms already being healthy, these nutritional wonders have been combined […] More

  • Mushroom & Mussel Paella Recipe

    There are reasons to celebrate!  It’s National Red Wine Day on 29 August – and what timing that is! Now that we can enjoy a glass of our favourite red wine again, we’re going to celebrate the only way we know. By cooking up a storm and pairing it with out favourite drink. Something else […] More