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Great drinks to pair with a Steers burger

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During the past month or so, I have been experimenting with food pairings that include take aways and liquor.  First up was pizza and whisky, and after that I tried KFC and bourbon.  This week I look at 4 great drinks to pair with a Steers burger.  I chose a Steers Original King burger to pair the drinks with.  The King burger has 2 beef patties and lots of Steers sauce, so this succulent hamburger is big enough to fill a big hunger and perfect to use in testing.    Steers is one of the top South African take away brands and they have over 538 stores around the country.

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Apple Cider Cognac Cocktail

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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. 

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Angel Heart distillery – Gin in the City of Gold

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The discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand in 1852 lead to one of the largest ever gold rushes in world history.  The little hamlet that was up to then, just a stop over on the way to the Barberton goldfields, suddenly showed promise of riches.  That little hamlet would never be the same again.  Soon thousands of people descended on it.  Cecil John Rhodes from Kimberley made the trek to the mining camp  and purchased the first  batch of gold for £3000. This little hamlet was the start of Johannesburg, the City of Gold.

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Celebrate with a New Year Gin Martini

New Year gin Martini cocktail with time anchor gin

Lets start 2017 with a big bang!  A New Year Gin Martini cocktail to get this year started. When you say the words, shaken, not stirred, everyone knows you are referring to James Bond’s Martini.  In my mind, it immediately creates an image of men in elegant suits and woman in glittering evening dresses.  It is probably one of the most recognised cocktails all over the world.  However, the Martini has a murky history. 

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Cocktail Gift Ideas: SPLURGE vs SAVE

Cocktail gift ideas SAVE vs SPLURGE

It is December! Summer holiday time. Time to relax, kick back, and invite friends round. What better time to build up your own cocktail trolley and impress your friends. Cocktail accessories are also a perfect gift to give over the festive period. To help, I have compiled a list of some things you need. As the budget might be a bit tight, I have done both a SPLURGE Cocktail gift list and a SAVE cocktail gift list. Lets dive straight into the Cocktail gift SPLURGE list.

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