Category: Drinks

Drinks, Night life

The ultimate spring cocktail with Roku Gin

Sep 19, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

With Spring coming up we thought what better way than to sip on a G&T, or better yet – one of Roku’s gin based cocktails? READ MORE ON DINING OUT HERE. If you’re looking for a savoury cocktail to enjoy, indulge in either the Roku Negroni with flavours […]

Drinks

Elgin Ridge Sauvignon Blanc is springtime in a glass

Sep 13, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Savour the warm weather and enjoy a chilled glass of Elgin Ridge 282 Sauvignon Blanc 2016. READ MORE ON DINING OUT HERE. Called summer in a glass, this wine promises flavours reminiscent of the summer time, such as candied citrus, pear, sweet melon and lime undertones giving […]

Drinks, Night life

Poison of the Month: Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

Sep 6, 2019, Author: Candice May

In the province of Connacht in the West of Ireland, on the shores of Lough Allen, at the foothills of Sliabh an Iarainn, lies the tiny rural village of Drumshanbo. There, you’ll find PJ Rigney’s The Shed Distillery where medieval copper pot stills are used to fuse oriental botanicals […]

Drinks, Night life

News Cafe launches three new cocktails for Women’s month

Aug 23, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

In a bid to celebrate Women’s Month, premium cocktail bar News Cafe has partnered with Diageo’s most loved brands and female mixologist, Taneale Van Der Merwe to bring a taste of explosion in the form of Limited Edition cocktails suited for all women in the […]

Drinks, Food & Drink

Extra special ‘lady’ friends to drink with

Aug 20, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

We drink wine all year round. But given that we’re celebrating women this month, we selected three extra special “lady” friends to drink with… READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE.   First, a drink with Sophie   The lady you can count on   Ah, the Iona Sophie te’Blanche Sauvignon Blanc […]

Drinks, People of Joburg

Meet a true whisky master: Dr Bill Lumsden

Jul 24, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

It’s not every day that one happens upon a man who is a true master in his field. Introducing Dr Bill Lumsden. Fondly referred to as the whisky doctor, Dr Bill is the custodian of Glenmorangie whisky and the pioneer in the art of wood […]

Drinks

A golden rum pairing for when the weather chills

Jul 17, 2019, Author: Candice May

While it’s usually associated with summery, tropical cocktails, rum’s molasses-like sweetness also makes a warming addition to the sort of drinks we turn to as the temperatures plummet. The trick is to swap out white and silver rums (the ones typically used in daiquiris and mojitos) […]

Drinks, Shopping

Spier launches the Seaward wine range

Jul 10, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Spier has launched Seaward, a wine range inspired by the Cape’s coastal terroir.  READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE.   Spier has spent the last two years developing a unique duo of wines that pay homage to the benefits of growing grapes along the coast. The aptly titled Seaward […]

Drinks

Cognac and chocolate? Yes please!

Jul 5, 2019, Author: Candice May

Cognac just feels right on a cold evening, don’t you think? Rich, spicy, woodsy, flowery and utterly luxuriant, there’s something ineffably wintry about it. Sipping cognac as a digestif with dessert is an indulgent way to keep a great meal going in winter. If a cheese board is more […]

Drinks, Night life

Tequila to wake the living … mezcal to wake the dead!

Jul 5, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Artisanally-produced Montelobos is an unaged mezcal Joven crafted from carefully cultivated, organic agave espadín (the most common agave type for mezcal) that are slow-roasted and small batch-distilled to achieve a perfect balance of sweetness, wood and subtle smoke.   READ MORE ON NIGHTLIFE HERE. Where tequila is light, sweet and delicate, mezcal is […]