{news} New autumn Two-for-One cocktails at Steenberg’s Tryn restaurant

Tryn, Steenberg’s vibrant signature restaurant, has created two exciting new autumn cocktails in celebration of World Cocktail Day and extended the 2-for-1 cocktail hour from 4-6 PM on Thursdays to Saturdays. With exciting creations artfully assembled by mixologists at Tryn’s ultra-stylish bar to enjoy in the modish retro-lounge or on the vineyard terrace, there’s a…

{product} As retro as a fish bowl: Fitch & Leedes introduces Classics & Moments

Summer and cocktails are synonymous for me. Fitch & Leedes has made it even easier for you to indulge with their incredible new Moments and Classics ranges of retro-mixers and mocktails. Introduction Since I’ve grown up and realised that a cocktail doesn’t have to be a “one-shot-of-everything-in-the-bar” type of drink, I’ve come to appreciate the…

{product} Reinventing the mixed drink with Double Dutch premium mixers

With a healthy stock of Double Dutch premium mixers in my cupboard, I can create beautiful mixed drinks in an instant.  Channeling your inner mixologist in the comfort of your own home, these mixers are a must for any occasion or season. Introduction Double Dutch produces great tasting, natural mixers for a new generation of…

{giveaway} Double Dutch: the perfect twin for your spirit

Double Dutch produces great tasting, natural mixers for a new generation of adventurous, sensation seekers. Whether you’re in a bar, on a beach or at home they provide the perfect twin for your spirit. Who? Their founders are a pair of young, dynamic twin sisters, who are proudly Dutch. They work with the world’s leading…

{recipe box} Leopard’s Leap: old flames and a new vintage Chenin Blanc

With a chilled bottle of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards’ Chenin Blanc 2019 hanging out in your fridge, you’re always ready to rumba and ignite some flames with sexy, sizzling sun downers, no matter the circumstances. Introduction There’s just something synonymous about cocktails and summertime. Pretty, fruity drinks in tall glasses, coupled with a stunning sunset…

{eat} Food is king at Kong: a reprieve from the concrete jungle

Want to escape the concrete jungle of the city for a bit? Swing into Kong  for a tropical breather, and a lush dinner between the greenery. Introduction Situated on the bustling strip of Cape Town’s stunning De Waterkant, Kong offers an upmarket haven to those who want to break away from the grey monotony of…

{news} Brazilian national drink available in South Africa!

Brazil’s famous Cachaça Da Tulha native sugarcane spirit is now available in South Africa in a new 750ml bottle. As tequila is to Mexico, so is cachaça to Brazil. The sugarcane spirit, produced from the juice of non-burnt sugar cane after fermentation and distillation, Cachaça can also be aged in wood produced in Brazil for…

{experience} From their own fields: a taste of Arbikie

The essence of a great spirit lies in the stories that fill each bottle. I recently heard the tale of Arbikie Highland Estate, who distills not only premium gin and vodka, but infuses their labours of love with history, heritage and a whole lot of heart. Introduction A few weeks ago, The Tall Hedonist and…

{eat} Truth Coffee comes out to play After Dark

Food is a serious industry in Cape Town. Imagine a place where you are invited to interact with a menu of playful, proudly “Sowf Effrekin” dishes, filled with nostalgic reminders of your childhood? Come to TRUTH Coffee’s TRUTH Café after dark, for some serious, unserious business. Introduction Yes, you heard me right. When TRUTH Café…

{experience} Releasing the Kraken on South African shores

Dark, mysterious and full of spice, the rise of craft rum is on the horizon. I was recently swept out to sea with the launch of Kraken Rum in South Africa, that time that The Jagger Lounge was transformed into the Kraken’s ink den of indulgence… Introduction A few weeks ago, I got a seductively…

{wine} Through rosé-tinted glasses: Weltevrede’s Turkish Delight

Sometimes wine is taken way too seriously. Between the undertones and aromas and mid-palate experiences, we lose the sheer joy of sharing a bottle of good wine with a loved one. This summer, Weltevrede is ditching the drama, and presents the world through rosé-tinted glasses with their Turkish Delight. Introduction We all know how I…

{experience} Da Tulha Cachaça: a Brazilian carnival in a glass

When I think of Brazil, I think of tropical rain forests, carnivals, lazy sunshine days, slow and sultry music and colourful cocktails. Thanks to our friends at Covert Distributions, we can now all enjoy the spirit of Brazil this summer with the addition of Cachaça Da Tulha to their impressive portfolio. Introduction As I skimmed…