There’s no better way to start off the weekend than by sipping on a refreshing and delicious drink. Gin is definitely making its mark as the drink of 2018, and can be paired with many different herbs and flavours. For these stunning gin martinis, we’ve opted for a bitter-sweet taste to forget about those weekday stresses.
Want a taste of Italy’s most popular cocktail? Serve Aperol Spritz in wine glasses as the Italians do or omit the Prosecco and soda, and serve the straight Aperol in a tumbler over ice.
Do you love the taste of jelly babies as much as we do? We decided to take things a step further for the long weekend and try to turn this flavour into a fun boozy treat. Try these babies out and let us know what you think.
I have always loved stories, and maybe that’s why wine, in its own special way, speaks to me so loudly. Each vintage has its own story to tell, a small history of the year that gave it birth. It records everything from what was abundant and lacking in the soil, how many hands were around to care for the grapes, what the weather was like and, of course, the investment and creativity of the winemakers themselves.
As South Africans, we cannot pass up a good glass of wine. Especially in summer, after a long work week. But what does having fun at happy hour mean for our waists? We’ve partnered up with CyberCellar to decipher the calorie and carb count of our favourite sips to see which ones fit best into our New Year’s resolution healthy living plan.
Sam Linsell, South African food stylist and the mastermind behind the popular blog Drizzle and Dip, adds a secret ingredient to her all-time favourite roast chicken dish that results in the most succulent bird.
There is no better dish to serve up to guests than a traditional French coq au vin. Cooking with wine guarantees you’ll have plenty of fun in the kitchen with this one! (We recommend a middle-of-the-road wine – don’t waste your best vintage, but don’t use anything so cheap you wouldn’t drink it on its own.)
Making fantastic cocktails at home doesn’t require fancy tools or unheard-of ingredients.
It’s official, you can add brandy to the list of foodie things South Africa does well. Three local brandies have been selected in a blind tasting among almost 600 other international spirits at the 7th Annual New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC).
The height of summer is almost upon us and, as always, we are dreaming of a poolside glass (or three) of chilled Haute Cabrière. Now I’m a real Tranquille fan (if you haven’t spent much time with a bottle of this blush white, you need to), so I didn’t think much could really beat a chilled glass of this on a balmy day.