Category: Drinks

Drinks, Recipes

Cocktail of the Month: Espresso martini … with a winter twist

Jul 9, 2020, Author: Candice May

This month, we’re remixing the classic coffee cocktail that combines the pick-me-up powers of coffee and the cool-you-out properties of booze. Even though we’re still in lockdown, there are cocktails to be drunk and plenty of good times to be had over these espresso martins […]

Drinks, People of Joburg

A one-on-one with Silke Bucker: Brand director of Castle Lite

Jul 8, 2020, Author: Hello Joburg

We sat down with Silke Bucker, the brand director of Castle Lite, to chat about everything from how the brand has managed to remain visible during the lockdown, to her top tips for responsible drinking. When did you join the Castle Lite team and when […]


BLOOM Gin unveils new ready-to-drink collection

Jul 7, 2020, Author: Hello Joburg

BLOOM Gin has unveiled a new ready-to-drink (RTD) range aimed at those looking for the ultimate in convenient gin options for everyday social and treat occasions, from picnics to sundowners.  READ MORE ON DRINKS HERE. Made in the same way as its mother brand with only […]

Drinks, Featured, Recipes

Non-alcoholic bubbly cocktails you can make in minutes

Jul 3, 2020, Author: Candice May

Add some sparkle to your next lockdown house party with these tasty cocktail recipes made with Robertson Winery’s Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wines. From a grapefruit and rosemary sparkle to orange and thyme mimosas, we have a drink for every occasion.  READ MORE ON OUR TOP 5 HERE. […]


Thomas Dakin Small-Batch Gin has arrived in SA

Jun 15, 2020, Author: Hello Joburg

Known as the World’s Best British London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small-Batch Gin is finally available for purchase here in Joburg. READ MORE ON RECIPES HERE. The classic style, juniper-focused gin is famed for its heritage and craftsmanship. The recipe took master distiller, Joanne Moore more […]


7 unexpected ways to enjoy cognac this winter

Jun 15, 2020, Author: Hello Joburg

We bet you didn’t know that June is when World Cognac Day takes place… Cognac is extremely versatile; it can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, with a mixer or in a cocktail. The truth is there are no rules when it comes to enjoying […]


Hip, hip, hooray! It’s World Gin Day tomorrow

Jun 12, 2020, Author: Bianca Spinner

Ever had a gincident? Well, lockdown level 3 means that spirit sales are finally open again. Just in time for World Gin Day tomorrow, so you just might have one too many. And, hey, who are we to judge? Whatever keeps your spirits up! Thanks […]

Drinks, Featured

Cocktail of the Month: Spiked Nutella hot chocolate

Jun 5, 2020, Author: Candice May

We’re calling it now – the unofficial drink this winter is a steamy mug of spiked Nutella hot chocolate. Any chocolate–flavoured liquor will work with this easy recipe, but it’s particularly good with bourbon. Nutella + cinnamon + bourbon = heaven!  READ MORE ON DINING […]

Drinks, Featured

Winter wines you’ll love: Perfect for rich cuisine and evenings in with Netflix

Jun 3, 2020, Author: Candice May

In the cold and damp of winter weather in Joburg, you want wines that will warm your insides and hold up to the rich dishes that come with the season. From big, bold and spicy reds to lush, celebratory sparkling wines, these cold-weather friendly wines […]

Drinks, Featured, Shopping

Where to pre-order booze for level 3 lockdown

May 22, 2020, Author: Candice May

We know that being stuck in your home isn’t easy. But like dancing, talking to strangers and writing bad poetry, it’s a lot easier when you involve booze. Unfortunately, until we move down to level 3 lockdown, a trip to the bottle store for a […]