We’re going away for a long-weekend in the bush and it’s self catering. There’s a lot of planning to do. What to wear? What to braai? And what to drink! And what better way to watch the sun go down over the bushveld than with a wonderful fruity cocktail in hand. So I did some research and these are my favourite recipes. Easy to make, with minimal ingredients for our bush weekend. Give them a try and let me know what you think.
THE SOUTHERN SUNSET
45ml Musgrave Pink Gin
90ml Fresh Ruby Grapefruit Juice
15ml Lemon Juice
A dash of Ginifer Grapefruit Bitters
Edible flowers to garnish
THE LION & THE DRAGON
60ml Dragon Fruit Puree
15ml Lavender Syrup
(To make: Heat equal amounts of sugar and water in a saucepan and disolve sugar. Remove from heat when the liquid is clear. Now add lavender flowers to the liquid, cover and allow to steep for several minutes.)
1 Fresh Squeezed Lime
15ml Sweet Vermouth
1 Crushed Kiwi Fruit
30ml Fresh Squeeze Lime
15ml Lychee Juice
Topped with Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic Water
Garnish with edible flowers
I’ll report back on my favourite after my weekend soaking up the Highveld sun.
MY FAVOURITE BOOZE SHOP
If you’re in Joburg, Dry Dock Liquor has all the ingreditents (booze-wise) for these recipes and they deliver to your door! Call them on 011 880 9396, email them at [email protected]
Or visit them and get some friendly advice at their shop at 37 Fourth Ave, Parkhurst.
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