The Whisky & Spirits Live festival opened its doors this past week at the Sandton Convention Centre. A popular annual event known for showcasing the widest selection of whiskey under one roof, the festival added a range of other premium spirits for tasting so that even those not into whiskey could explore gin, vodka and other spirits.
Whisky & Spirits Live shared its choice of delicious festive season cocktails with #Trending:
- 40ml Bathtub Gin
- 20ml RinQuinQuin
- 10ml St Germain Elderflower Liquor
Stir all ingredients over ice until chilled, then strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with orange zest.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Old-Fashioned
- 4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
- 1 sugar cube or tsp of sugar
- Dash of water
- 1 orange wheel
- 50ml Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey
Place the sugar cube in an old-fashioned glass and saturate it with bitters. Add a dash of plain water and muddle until it is dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add the whiskey. Garnish with the orange slice.
Blind Tiger Mojito
- 50ml Blind Tiger Gin
- Fitch & Leedes club soda
- Mint, lime wedges, syrup
Muddle the mint together with the lime wedges, juice and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add 50ml Blind Tiger Gin and shake well. Pour into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Top with Fitch & Leedes club soda. Garnish and serve.
One full week of cocktails – from classics to new modern concoctions that you’re just going to love! Cocktail lovers – get your sipping muscles ready because this week sees the start of SA Cocktail Week 2017! What is SA Cocktail Week? A week dedicated to fabulous, immaculately-crafted cocktails.