Cheers to the festive season

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Chin-chin Mzansi! Having made it through the year, here are the cocktails that will keep you buzzing this holiday season. 

Pink Berry Crush

Our friends at Lacuna Bar at The Maslow hotel have handed over one of their crowd-pleasing rum-cocktail recipes that form part of the recently launched signature cocktail menu.



50ml The Pink Pigeon rum

20ml Monin Strawberry Syrup

25ml lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

20ml soda

3 raspberries


Mix ingredients in shaker, except the soda.

Pour into a glass and pour in the soda.

Garnish with raspberries.

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Cap Classique Mojito


ice cubes

5 mint leaves

25ml small-batch Jamaican rum

juice of ½ a lime

a few dashes of Angostura bitters

Boschendal Luxe Nectar Cap Classique


Put a few ice cubes into a wine glass.

Hold the mint leaves in the palm of one hand and clap your other hand over it — this will bruise the leaves just enough without making them bitter.

Drop the leaves into the glass and pour over the rum, lime, and Angostura bitters.

Stir gently.

Slowly top with champagne.

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Pretty in Pink 

Enjoying a sweet treat with a drink that complements it colour-wise is the stuff of Instagram dreams.


Inverroche Creative Collection Coco Capensis gin

Handful of ice

Pomegranate seeds, to taste

Indian tonic, to taste

Strawberry tuile or a macaroon

Red or pink rose petals


Fill your glass with good-quality ice

Add 50ml gin

Add pomegranate seeds

Top up with Indian tonic

Garnish with a rose petal

Serve with a strawberry tuile or macaroon on the side.