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3 Festive cocktails for you to try this season

This article first appeared in City Press.

05 Nov 2017

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:

Ableforth’s RinGinGin


  • 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.


Everything you need to know about SA Cocktail Week 2017

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.

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