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Category: Cocktails (Page 1 of 4)

Pinotage Sangria for Pinotage Month

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October celebrates Pinotage wine.  The second Saturday in October is always a high point on the calendar as wine lovers around the world celebrate this South African variety.  This year is no different.  On the 14th of October, Pinotage will again be celebrated at special events in the US, the UK and SA.  One of the events is a Pinotage and Biltong Festival at the Leriba Hotel.  Two South African classics together.   

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Spring time: Hibiscus Pink Lady Cocktail

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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.

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Easy & decadent! Nutella and Cardamom Rum

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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.  

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Mulled Wine in honor of my Canada trip

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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.  

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Ginifer Ginger Mango Gin Cocktail

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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.

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