T-sea sour

T-sea sour

Brent Perremore, Orphanage – Cape Town

Brent was the 2012 winner of the SA round of the Diageo World Class Cocktail Competition and represented South Africa at the global finals in Rio de Janeiro. You can find Brent behind the bar at renowned Cape Town cocktail bar The Orphanage and his T-sea sour is an unusual twist …

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The Manhattan

The Manhattan

• 50ml whiskey – Bourbon or Rye Whiskey are equally correct. Anything else is not.
• 25ml Rosso Vermouth – the sweet, red kind. Make sure it’s fresh as Vermouth
only has a shelf life of a month or so once opened and should be kept
refrigerated
• 2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

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Ri Ra

Ri Ra

Serves 1
Ingredients
crushed ice
37, 5ml Jameson whisky
12, 5 ml vanilla syrup
half a lemon, cut into small pieces
10ml vanilla sugar
lemon slice, to garnish

method
Scoop the crushed ice into a highball glass. Add the whisky, vanilla syrup, lemon cubes and vanilla …

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Horses Neck

Horses neck

35-50ml Klipdrift Premium
2 Dash Angostura Bitters
Top Gingerale
Collins Glass

• Combine ingredients over ice in a collins glass.
• Stir
• Garnish with a long twist of Lemon Peel

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

50ml Klipdrift Gold
25ml Sugar Syrup
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
Crushed Ice
Rock Glass

• Lightly muddle mint and sugar syrup.
• Add crushed ice and brandy.
• Stir.
• Top with crushed ice.
• Garnish with a large sprig of mint.

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Bacardi Legacia

Bacardi Legacia 50ml Bacardi Superior 20ml pure cane syrup 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice 2.5ml saline solution* 5ml Maraschino liqueur Talisker whisky mist • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. • Fill with large, fresh blocks of ice. • Shake hard and well. • Fine strain into a frozen cocktail glass. • Using a …

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Tropical butterfly

Tropical butterfly

Tropical butterfly

As we’re in the midst of winter, we need every reason to remind ourselves that summer is always just around the corner in South Africa and what better way to do that than a deliciously fruity long drink? A citrus forward gin provides the perfect backbone for a drink such as this, with a light, dry flavour but still giving …

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French 75

french75

French 75

Variously made with both brandy and gin, the French 75 is one of the quintessential Champagne cocktails. There is a slightly dubious story about the drink being named after WW1 era 75mm artillery guns but what isn’t in doubt is that this is a fresh, clean and sophisticated classic that has stood …

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Airmail

airmail

Airmail

The origins of this cocktail are a little hazy but it seems to date from the 1940s and the name (according to cocktail historian Dave Wondrich) comes from a time when airmail was the quickest way to get from A to B – something this potent little drink is bound to do for …

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Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

Another Italian classic, the spritz is the perfect drink to enjoy in the sidewalk cafés and piazzas of Italy, but equally delicious on a hot afternoon at home. Simple to prepare, it makes use of Aperol, a lovely, slightly bitter, orange flavoured aperitif.

50ml Aperol
Top ¼ soda water
Top …

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Bellini

Bellini

Bellini

This was created at Harry’s Bar in Venice by Giuseppe Cipriani around 1945. Venetian bars traditionally serve this cocktail between May and September when the delicious white peaches that grow around Venice are in season.

50ml peach purée
15ml Peach liqueur
Dash lemon juice
Top Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine)

• …

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Improved Hot Apple Cider

hot apple cider

Improved Hot Apple Cider

35ml Klipdrift Gold Brandy
25ml apple and pear syrup*
15ml lemon juice
120ml Savanna Dry Cider

• Combine ingredients in a saucepan or pot, stir and heat until at the desired serving temperature.
• Pour into mugs or heat proof glasses.

*Apple & Pear Syrup
• Remove …

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Glühwein

Glühwein

Glühwein

(Makes 8-10 servings)

2 bottles red wine
½ bottle brandy
½ bottle port
5-6 whole cinnamon sticks
6-8 cardamom pods (cracked)
3-4 cloves
3-4 star anise
Fresh peels of 2-3 oranges
½ cup brown sugar

• Combine ingredients in a pot and bring to boil.

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Hot Whisky Punch

winter whiskey

Hot Whisky Punch

35ml whisky of choice
15-20ml honey or 1-2 spoons brown sugar
1 slice of lemon
1 slice of orange
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 whole cloves
15ml ginger liqueur (optional)
Boiling water

Toddy Glass (Heat proof glass mug)

• Cut a lemon wheel in half …

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Pomelo Cooler

pomelo cooler cocktail

Pomelo Cooler

• 2 bar spoons fresh seasonal berries
• 50ml grapefruit juice
• 15ml lemon juice
• 15ml sugar syrup
• Soda Water to top

1. In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker combine berries and sugar syrup.
2. Muddle well.
3. Add other ingredients and top …

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Jinx

jinx cocktail

Jinx

• 3 slices of mango
• 4 raspberries
• 100ml pressed apple juice
• 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
• 50ml plain yoghurt

1. Combine ingredients in a blender with ice.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a tall glass.
4. Garnish with fresh mango and raspberries.

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Southern Belle

southern belle cocktail

 

Southern Belle

• 4-6 fresh mint leaves
• 20ml sugar syrup
• 25ml lemon juice
• Ginger ale to top

1. In a rock glass combine mint and sugar syrup.
2. Gently muddle the mint leaves to release flavour and aroma.
3. Add lemon juice.
4. Fill glass …

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Cocktails

We have some fantastic cocktail recipes for you to try!:

Toute Bonne Cocktail

Toute Bonne Cocktail

35ml Havana Club Anejo Reserva
4-5 fresh peach slices
15ml fresh lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
2 dash angostura bitters

• Combine peaches, sage and sugar syrup in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker
• Muddle ingredients with a muddler, spoon or pestle.
• Add other ingredients.

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Basil Smash Cocktail

Basil Smash

35ml Premium Gin
25ml Sugar Syrup
25ml Fresh lemon Juice
4-5 Fresh basil Leaves

• Combine basil and sugar syrup in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker
• Muddle ingredients with a muddler, spoon or pestle.
• Add other ingredients.
• Shake well with ice.
• Fine …

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Cucumber and Rosemary Collins

Cucumber and Rosemary Collins Cocktail

35ml Premium Gin
25ml Cucumber and Rosemary Syrup
25ml Lemon Juice

• Top Soda Water or Tonic Water (Personal preference)
• Combine ingredients over ice in a tall glass.
• Garnish with a cucumber ribbon and sprig of rosemary.

Recipe by Barcode

Mint Tulip Cocktail

Mint Tulip Cocktail

50ml Klipdrift Gold
25ml Sugar Syrup
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
Crushed Ice
Rock Glass

• Lightly muddle mint and sugar syrup.
• Add crushed ice and brandy.
• Stir.
• Top with crushed ice.
• Garnish with a large sprig of mint.

Recipe by Ryan Duvenage

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Sidecar Cocktail

Sidecar Cocktail

35ml Van Ryn’s Vintage Brandy 10yr
25ml Triple Sec
25ml Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
Martini Glass

• Combine ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
• Shake well.
• Strain into a chilled and sugar rimmed cocktail glass.
• Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Recipe by …

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Alexander Cocktail

Alexander Cocktail

35ml Oude Meester Demant
20ml Creme de Cacao
10ml Chocolate Syrup (Optional)
25ml Fresh Cream
Martini Glass

• Combine ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
• Shake well.
• Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
• Garnish with a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.

Recipe by Ryan …

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Colombo Collins

Colombo Collins

50ml Collison’s White Gold Brandy
25ml Sugar Syrup
2 Cucumber Ribbons
2 Fresh Raspberries
1 Slice Red Chilli
Sparkling Water
Collins Glass

• Combine brandy and fresh ingredients in a collins glass.
• Allow to infuse for as long as possible before serving.
• Add sugar …

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Horse’s Neck Cocktail

Horse’s Neck Cocktail

35-50ml Klipdrift Premium
2 Dash Angostura Bitters
Top Gingerale
Collins Glass

• Combine ingredients over ice in a collins glass.
• Stir
• Garnish with a long twist of Lemon Peel

Recipe by Ryan Duvenage

 

Maple Old Fashioned

Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

50ml Bourbon Whiskey
15-20ml Maple Syrup
2-3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Ice (large, solid blocks)

1. Combine 25ml of Whiskey and Maple Syrup in a Rock glass and stir until syrup is dissolved in the whiskey.
2. Add bitters and ice and continue stirring, melting of the ice and dilution are …

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Spiced Apple Collins

Spiced Apple Collins

25ml Vanilla Vodka
25ml Gold Rum
25ml Cinnamon Syrup
25ml Lemon Juice
50ml Cloudy apple juice
Top Ginger Beer

1. Combine ingredients except Ginger Beer in a cocktail shaker and shake very well.
2. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins Glass.
3. Top with Ginger Beer.

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East Side Press Cocktail

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35ml Cognac or good quaity brandy
25ml Domaine de Canton
Ginger Liqueur
20ml Lemon Juice
15ml Egg White (Optional)
2-3 Drops Angostura Bitters
1tsp Brown Sugar

1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake very well.
2. Strain over fresh ice into a whisky glass or …

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Apple and Cinnamon Martini

Apple and Cinnamon Martini Cocktail

35ml good quaity Gin
15-20ml Cinnamon Syrup*
15ml fresh Lemon Juice
50ml Cloudy/Pressed Apple Juice

1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker
2. Shake Well
3. Strain into a chilled Martini Glass
4. Garnish with an Apple Fan

Recipe by Ryan Duvenage

Serrano

Serrano

35ml Vodka
15ml Lemoncello
35ml Orange Juice
15ml Campari
15ml Sugar Syrup*

1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
2. Fill shaker with ice and shake well and double strain into a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish with a twist of Lime peel.

Recipe by Ryan Duvenage

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Martini

Martini

50ml good quality Gin
15-20ml fresh, Dry Vermouth
2 dash Bitters (orange for preference but Angostura will work too)

1. Combine ingredients in a Mixing Glass with ice and stir well for around 30 seconds.
2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or an …

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Sour

Sour

35ml Spirit of choice
20-25ml Sugar Syrup*
(or other sweetener)
25ml Lemon/Lime juice
2 Dash Bitters
15ml egg white (optional)

1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake very well.
2. Strain over fresh ice into a whisky glass or straight up in a Coupe or Martini …

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Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

• 35ml Vodka
• 15ml Lemon Juice
• Salt, Pepper, Celery Salt and Tabasco Sauce to taste
• 150ml Tomato Juice

1. Build ingredients in an ice filled Collins Glass.
2. Stir and Garnish with a lemon wedge and stalk of fresh Celery.

Recipe by Ryan Duvenage

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Ramos Gin Fizz

Ramos Gin Fizz

• 50ml Gin
• 25ml Lemon Juice
• 15ml Lime Juice
• 1 tsp castor sugar
• 3 small dashes Orange Flower Water
• 15ml Cream
• 1 Fresh Egg White
• Soda Water

1. Combine all ingredients except soda in a cocktail shaker and “dry shake” …

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Bourbon Pick-Me-Up

Bourbon Pick-Me-Up

• 30ml Bourbon
• 20ml Branca Menta
• 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
• 8 Fresh Mint Leaves

1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Rock Glass
3. Garnish with a sprig of fresh Mint

Recipe by Ryan Duvenage

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Salty Dog (cocktail)

Salty Dog (cocktail)

• 1 part ABSOLUT Ruby Red
• 2 parts Grapefruit Juice

Blackberry Fruittini (cocktail)

Blackberry Fruittini (cocktail)

• 1 part ABSOLUT Kurant
• 1 dash Dry Vermouth
• 1 dash Sugar Syrup

Cosmopolitan (cocktail)

Cosmopolitan (cocktail)

• 2 part. ABSOLUT
• Cranberry juice
• 1 oz. Cointreau
• Dash lime juice

Mango Signature Cocktail with Apple Juice & Lime (cocktail)

Mango Signature Cocktail with Apple Juice & Lime (cocktail)

• 1 part ABSOLUT Mango
• Apple juice
• A dash of lime
• Ice around the rim and top with the raspberry and chocolate foam.

Twilight Chocolate (cocktail)

Twilight Chocolate

Serves 1
• 25ml Grey Goose vodka
• 15ml cherry liqueur
• 4 strawberries
• 1 squeeze of fresh lime juice
• 10ml sugar syrup
• ice cubes
• liquid dark chocolate, to serve

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add a few ice …

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Ri Ra

Ri Ra

Serves 1
Ingredients
crushed ice
37, 5ml Jameson whisky
12, 5 ml vanilla syrup
half a lemon, cut into small pieces
10ml vanilla sugar
lemon slice, to garnish

Method
Scoop the crushed ice into a highball glass. Add the whisky, vanilla syrup, lemon cubes and vanilla …

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Mango Cocktail

Mango Cocktail

Serves 1
Ingredients
30ml Absolut Mango Vodka, well chilled
apple juice, chilled, to top up
squeeze of fresh lime
ice cubes

Method
Fill a tumbler with a few ice cubes, then add the mango vodka. Top up with a little apple juice to taste and a squeeze

Recipe …

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Peppered Strawberries and Bubbly

strawberry_pepper

Serves 2
400ml freshly squeezed orange juice
Brut Cap Classique, chilled, to top up
4 strawberries, quartered – for garnish
Freshly crushed black pepper

1. Fill two Champagne flutes not quite to the top, with orange juice and place in the freezer till ice has formed on the top.

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Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Serves 1

35ml Patron Reposado Tequila
20ml Patron XO Café liqueur
10ml Franjelico liqueur
10ml Gomme sugar syrup
3 coffee beans, to garnish

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker or a clean jar with a lid. Shake and strain in to a martini glass. Garnish with three coffee beans and …

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La Grenade de ces Dames

La Grenade de ces Dames

Serves 1

200ml crushed ice
35ml Grey Goose vodka
25ml espresso coffee
10ml macadamia syrup (or hazelnut)
15ml pomegranate liqueur
Pinch of nutmeg
3 coffee beans, to garnish

Spoon the crushed ice into a tumbler. Combine the vodka, espresso, macadamia (or hazelnut) syrup, pomegranate liqueur and in a …

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Amarula Spice

Amarula Spice

Amarula Spice

Ingredients
60 ml Amarula
90 ml pure mango juice
¼ tsp de-seeded and chopped red chilli
Dried mango slivers
Crushed ice

Method
Combine the Amarula, pure mango juice and chopped red chilli in a cocktail shaker, blender or sealed container and shake well. Pour over …

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Raspberry ruffle

Raspberry ruffle

Serves 1
For the jelly
(to be made the day before)

1 packet, raspberry jelly
300ml boiling water
300ml Méthode Cap Classique
250ml fresh raspberries and blueberries, plus extra for garnish

Empty the contents of the jelly packet into a bowl and add 300ml boiling water. Stir to dissolve, …

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Iced berry consommé with watermelon carpaccio

Iced berry consommé with watermelon carpaccio

Iced berry consommé with watermelon carpaccio
Serves 6
500g mixed fresh berries, hulled
100g white sugar
250ml water
2 star aniseeds
3 cardamom pods
1 inner core of watermelon
1 bottle (750ml) sparkling wine, chilled
a few fresh mint leaves
freshly ground black pepper

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Watermelon and rose Martini

Watermelon and rose Martini

Serves 1
6-8 fresh watermelon cubes; Squeeze of fresh lime juice; 13ml rose syrup; 38ml Ciroc vodka, chilled; Ice cubes; Slice of watermelon and rose petals, to garnish

Combine all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, muddle (or press with the back of a spoon); then replace the lid of the shaker, give …

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Jasmine and green apple Martini

Jasmine and green apple Martini

Serves 1
50ml apple purée; 12ml Monin jasmine syrup; 12ml freshly squeezed lime juice; 40ml Tanqueray No. 10 Gin; Ice cubes; Apple slice, to garnish

Combine all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, muddle (or press with the back of a spoon); then replace the lid of the shaker, give it a shake. …

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Basil Grande

Basil Grande

Serves 1
4 fresh strawberries; 2 fresh basil leaves; 13ml Crème de Cassis liqueur; 50ml cranberry juice; 25ml Ciroc vodka; 13ml Tanqueray No. 10 Gin; Ice cubes; 1 basil leaf and 1 strawberry, to garnish

Combine all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, muddle (or press with the back of a spoon); then …

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Coriander, ginger and cucumber mule

Coriander, ginger and cucumber mule

Serves 1
30ml fresh coriander; 2 slices cucumber; 1 slice fresh ginger; 25ml sugar syrup; 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice;
50ml Ciroc vodka; ginger ale, to top up; ice cubes; cucumber slices, to garnish

Combine all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, muddle (or press with the back of a spoon); then …

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Orange and cinnamon gimlet

Orange and cinnamon gimlet

Serves 1
juice of 1 freshly squeezed orange; 20ml freshly squeezed lime juice; 12ml Monin cinnamon syrup; 50ml Don Julio Tequila; ice cubes; orange zest and cinnamon sticks, to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker; muddle (or press with the back of a spoon); then replace the lid of the shaker, …

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Frozen lemonade

Frozen Lemon

Serves 1
25ml lemonade concentrate; 10ml Slo-Jo White chocolate flavour nondairy powder; 50ml water; 340ml ice 1 lemon slice and mint leaf, to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse briefly to form a slush-like consistency. Transfer to a Highball glass, garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaf and serve …

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Watermelon Mao

Watermelon Mao

Serves 1; 30 ml fresh wheatgrass; 4 cubes fresh watermelon; 13ml Monin
ginger syrup; 40ml Ciroc vodka; 13ml freshly squeezed lime juice; Ice cubes; 1 sheaf of wheatgrass blades (tied together) and a watermelon slice, to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker; muddle (or press with the back of a spoon); …

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