In June I discovered the Capital Gin Distillery, right here in Pretoria. Kelly has 3 amazing gin releases and my favorite was the Pink Lady. Feminine and floral, perfect sipping gin. So soft and easy drinking with hibiscus and thyme. With Spring around the corner, I had to make use of this perfectly named gin to build a Spring Cocktail.
Category: Cocktails (Page 1 of 4)
Strange how the mind works. Well, my mind anyway. It stores away random bits of information, only to be triggered by a totally unrelated event. The cocktail for this month was inspired by such an trigger. Rather, 1 event and 1 blog article that I read – totally unrelated. A blog post by one of my favorite Parenting Lifestyle bloggers about Coconut chocolate milk and a visit from a dear friend who brought a bottle of rum with him.
If you have been following me on social media, you would have seen about my trip to Canada. While John was climbing Denali in Alaska, me and the little one went off to visit some family in Vancouver and spent time exploring this amazing city. While we were there, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. On the 1st of July, there were celebrations and flags every where. It was amazing.
A little while ago, I spend a morning with Jacqueline Grobler from Angel Heart Distillery learning all about the gin distilling and flavoring process. She makes the very delicious Westcliff and Ginifer gins. I left there in awe. The way she looked at the flavors of the gin was inspiring. My head was buzzing with ideas. I got home and promptly stared experimenting. It all lead to a very delicious Ginger Mango Gin Cocktail.
The cocktail today is an eclectic mixture of drinks. Apple Cider, Cognac and sweet red wine. I saw a cocktail in a restaurant some time ago that had these ingredients listed and thought… No. That just sounds weird. Mixing 3 types of alcohol will just taste strange. But John, being brave, ordered it and it was surprisingly delicious. I decided to give it a try at home and after a few failed attempts, managed to find a mix that is refreshing and delicious. And with autumn slowly creeping in, apple cider might just be the perfect drink. An Apple Cider Cognac Cocktail.