Bartenders use bitters like chefs use salt, and so it goes without saying that they’d want to use the absolute best in the business – Angostura® aromatic bitters.Last year we challenged five of South Africa’s top cocktail bars to put their own twist on the much-loved local classic: the Angostura® Rock Shandy. This year we take another look at the creations of our favourite three.In the world of beverages, this perfect serve and the ultimate summer refreshment has stood the test of time. It’s a popular choice in South African restaurants, country clubs and cocktail bars, and an ambassador for easy entertaining at home.
* Visit www.angosturarockshandy.co.za to stand a chance to win one of three cocktail experiences valued at R5 000 each at one of these top bars:
Orphanage Cocktail Emporium
On the corner of Bree and Orphan Streets in Cape Town’s CBD is the famed Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, entertaining crowds Mondays through Saturdays with its crafted cocktails, a killer ‘social eating’ menu and great music in a space that will transport you back to the Prohibition-era speakeasies of the early 1900s.
Sin + Tax
Tucked away in a corner of the City of Gold’s Rosebank, Sin + Tax is a ‘not-so-secret’ secret bar offering two delightful cocktail menus: one an ever-changing seasonal menu, and one a classics menu that features the staples. Sin + Tax recently debuted on the extended list of the 2019 World’s 50 Best Bars (at #88) and was the only African bar to make the list.
Situated in the beautiful suburb of Umhlanga in Durban, Lucky Shaker is a light and spacious bar offering a drink for any occasion. A cocktail bar for great drinking experiences, Lucky Shaker’s drinks are inspired by freshly sourced ingredients, homemade creations and clean and clear flavours.
There are also loads of spot prizes up for grabs when you interact with @AngosturaZA on social media!