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  • A Martini for Men’s Month by Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company

    Celebrate Martini Day this June 19th with a local twist on a classic! No gin cocktail is more iconic than the Martini, made famous by the likes of James Bond and Sir Winston Churchill. Shaken or stirred there isn’t much of a difference, unless you’re trying to look cool. Spotting a classic Martini is easy, […] More

  • The Fiery Classic: The Whiskey and Ginger with ANGOSTURA

    Set your spirit on fire this June with the Whiskey and Ginger cocktail; a firm favourite around the world for more than two hundred years. First appearing in an American cocktail book from the late 1800s titled, “The Mixicologist” by C.F. Lawlor, the Whiskey and Ginger is a simple build-and-stir cocktail perfect for the cooler […] More

  • A perfect Dark Storm with an Italian Twist by Sanpellegrino

    A spicy twist on a Dark & Stormy, bringing the ginger flavours of the Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks Ginger Beer to the forefront and using Jim Beam bourbon instead of rum. The secret ingredient here is a cordial smashed together by Bartender Ryan Ontong of Fable in Cape Town. I did an acid-adjusted ginger and […] More

  • Bitter / Sweet – Creating the Perfect Balance with Cape Town Gin

    Whether you’re starting at home with the classics or behind a bar with more complex recipes, the sweet and sour balance is the cornerstone of basic mixology. You simply can’t have one without the other. When starting out, the base spirit is always the inspiration behind the combination of ingredients. Bitter and sour components then […] More

  • The Brandy Sour [Recipe] and its Royal Heritage with Angostura

    The Brandy Sour cocktail is famous across the world, a beloved evening cocktail with royal origins! The Brandy Sour dates back to the early fifties where King Farouk of Egypt, a cocktail enthusiast, would travel the world chasing the next best flavor. In his travels he stopped off on the island of Cyprus and fell […] More

  • Our favourite Cocktails with Malfy Gin

    What’s a party without gin? Malfy Gin embodies the essence of ‘La Dolce Vita’. It is the perfect drink to serve at your parties to impress your guests and delight them with incredible cocktails. Here are some of our favourite cocktail recipes that are perfect when sitting back and relaxing or when hosting friends for […] More

  • Party pitchers with Angostura this Easter Weekend

    With all the public holidays coming up – and the relaxing of restrictions – who wouldn’t want to throw a get-together or two? The Queen of Domestic Arts, Martha Stewart, lists her top three entertaining tips as: “1. Pay attention to your guests. 2. Interact with them. 3. Feed them fine food and wine.” It’s […] More

  • Don’t save the Last Dance for anyone, drink it!

    With its quirky name, this fresh and easy to mix cocktail, The Last Dance, will soon become one of your favourites when entertaining, or simply looking for an easy and delicious libation to get the weekend started. A riff on an old prohibition era classic, The Last Word, where quick and easy to mix cocktails […] More

  • Invite Angostura to your Easter Table

    Whether you’re going away or enjoying an easter staycation, you’ll want a hearty lunch planned out for your friends and family – plus, it’ll be time for a cocktail. And ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters is not only the ingredient to elevate your drink game, but it also adds dimension and spice to any dish. With a […] More

  • Smooth Talker Cocktail Recipe with Flowstone Gin

    A smooth talker can definitely get themselves out of any situation no matter how dire said circumstance may be. But the king of smooth is Flowstone Gin’s Snuffbox- a Smooth Talker in its own rights. Made with the tasting notes of cocoa, burnt caramel, and hints of sweet fruits there is no reason why you […] More

  • The perfect Drink for Summer – The Dirty Lady with Cape Town Gin

    The perfect drink for summer! It’s been hot down in South Africa and the best way to beat the heat is with an ice-cold gin cocktail to enjoy the evening after a long day at work. The Dirty Lady Ingredients 50 ml Cape Town Pink Lady GinML CAPE TOWN PINK LADY GIN 5 ml RosÉ […] More

  • Enjoy a Strawberry & Basil Mojito with ANGOSTURA®

    Bring on a twist of flavour with this ANGOSTURA® iconic cocktail, synonymous with the sub-tropical and beach lifestyle of Havana, Cuba. Herbs like mint and basil have been prized for centuries by traditional healers for their medicinal properties, improving brain function and promoting digestive health. Today, both herbs are popular ingredients with both chefs and […] More