The start of November. From here, it is only a hand full of sleeps till Christmas and not many more before the start of a new year. But before the year speeds to and end, it is first one of the most anticipated whisky events in Sandton – the Whisky and Spirits Live show. Held on the 8-10th of November at the Sandton Convention Centre, the show this year will, for the first time, incorporate not only whisky, but a variety of local gins and other premium spirits as well.
Category: Cocktails (Page 1 of 4)
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.
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.
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.