Our Top 5

Our Top 5 Drinks for Dad

Jun 16, 2017, Author: Bianca Spinner

Hello Joburgers, this is thirsty work. Since we celebrate Father’s Day this month, we thought we’d select our top five favourite thirst-quenchers – especially for pops! He deserves a little tipple, don’t you think?

Glen Grant 18-year-old whisky

Price: Around R1599.99
Cocktail: No need – this stuff is good as is!
Serve: In a whisky glass with a few blocks of ice, or served neat.

Hendrick’s Gin

Price: Around R399. Available at selected retailers
Cocktail: Summer Punch
Combine 500ml of Hendrick’s Gin, 200ml of Lemon Juice, 70ml of Elderflower Cordial, 30ml of Maraschino Liqueur, 20ml of Lovage Cordial and 1000ml of Cloudy Apple Juice together in large punch bowl, plant pot, tea pot, or any other suitable vessel. Add plenty of summer fruits like strawberries, raspberries, cucumber and lemon wheels. Top up with a handful of ice.


Price: Around R299. Available at Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, Makro and most bottle stores
Cocktail: White Lady
Pour 20 ml of Cointreau, 20 ml of lemon juice and 40 ml of gin into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and pour into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Don’t hesitate to garnish the cocktail with an edible flower!

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Réserve Champagne

Price: Around R540 Available at select grocers and fine wine retailers
Cocktail: A Kir Royale
In a flute glass, add a teaspoon of crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) and a few fresh, whole raspberries. Top up with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Réserve. The fresh raspberries will heighten the beautiful pink colour and fresh, fruity taste.

Jack & Apple Spirit Cooler

Price: Around R74.99 for 4 x 330ml bottles, R449 for a case. Available at most bottle stores nationwide
This is a perfect combination of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and crisp apple flavour, served in a 330ml glass bottle.
Cocktail: No need – this stuff is good as is!
Serve: Ice cold, or in a whisky glass with a few blocks of ice and an apple slice for garnish.

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