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The Capital Gin – Made in Pretoria with love

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Gin made in the shade of the famous Pretoria jacaranda trees, at the foothills of the Magalies mountains, next to the Apies River.  It is true!  I was fortunate to go and investigate a small gin distillery a few weeks ago and interview Kelly Duncan, the head and heart behind this interesting start up.  Kelly is a successful business consultant who’s curiosity lead her to gin distilling.  The question of how gin is made, prompted her to do a distilling course and then the gin bug bit. 

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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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Netflorist Mother’s Day Part 2

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Following from yesterday’s Mother’s Day Part 1 Gift series, here is the Netflorist Mother’s Day Part 2.  There were just so many beautiful gifts, I could not choose which I wanted of Mother’s Day.  Part 2 has a combination of alcoholic options, gifts and naturally flowers.  What I love about Netflorist is their personalizing options.   You can not only personalize gifts, but also whisky, wine and champagne.  

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Netflorist Mother’s Day Part 1

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It is nearly Mother’s Day again.  A day I look forward to with great pleasure. The one day I get to sleep late (sort of) and get coffee in bed.  The day that is just for me.  Birthdays are fun, but with people popping in for coffee, birthdays can be hard work.  That is why I love Mother’s Day.  I get to just relax.  The whole day.  Well, most of the day anyway.  In order to help my husband John (and a few others) with some Mother’s Day gift ideas, I put together a few beautiful items that I would not mind getting on this special day (hint hint John).

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Tired of G&T? 6 Different ways to drink Gin

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Gin and Tonic is all the rage right now.  And I predict, for the foreseeable future, it will continue to grow.  Gin is great.  I love the taste of the juniper and angelica root.  There is something in my Dutch ancestry that finds these smells strangely comforting.  Might be that the smell remind me of my grandfathers beloved glass of jenever. What ever the reason, gin is here to stay and it is great.  Everywhere you see recipes for the perfect Gin and Tonic. But is tonic the only way to drink gin? Are there different ways to drink gin?  

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