Drink

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Classic Cocktail: the Mojito practically begs to cool you down on a hot summers day

From its humble beginnings in the sugarcane fields of Cuba, the Mojito went on to conquer the world as a favorite of dignitaries, writers, celebrities, cocktail aficionados and tourists alike. Now, it’s impossible to imagine summertime anywhere without this refreshing drink. Despite its simple recipe, the checkered history of the Mojito is as captivating as it […]

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Watermelon shooters: juicy summer thirst-quencher with a healthy kick

There are few better ways to kick off a summer bash than ice cold shooters served in edible watermelon shot glasses. A little bit naughty but with some redeeming nutritious goodness these little suckers packs a real taste punch. The epitome of height of summer goodness watermelon is the quintessential warm weather antidote with some […]

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Classic Cocktail: the oldie but goodie Bloody Mary cocktail

Known for its perfect flavour balance of savory and spicy with a little bit of sweetness, the Bloody Mary cocktail is a drink that was designed with 11h00 on Sunday in mind. The epitome of an oldie but a goodie The Bloody Mary was created almost a century ago although the precise facts of its […]

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House of the Machines in Cape Town: Bikes, brews & bros

The House of Machines is the Mother City’s preferred destination for all things cool, thunderous and fast. Housed in a historic workhouse smack-dab in die heart of the busting CBD, this decidedly rugged space offers everything from coffee and craft beer to live music, menswear and custom bikes. The House of Machines (THoM) is the […]

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Classic Cocktail: the new old thing the Tom Collins cocktail

Named after a prank that was played on the unsuspected citizens of New York in 1874, the Tom Collins cocktail has earned itself the reputation of one of the most iconic gin based cocktails of all time. The original hoax went something like this: A friend would tell you, with great concern, that he just overhead […]

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Eatsplorer Tom Collins Cocktail

Classic cocktail: the spicy yet zesty Moscow Mule

Folklore and tale surrounds the origins of the Moscow Mule cocktail but the popularity of this drink remains undisputed. Legend has it that three merchant friends each with surplus stock of vodka, ginger beer and copper mugs put their problems together and came up with this refreshing cocktail whilst watering their sorrows in the bar […]

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Modern Classic Cocktail: the summery Gin Basil Smash Granita

The addition of copious amounts of fresh basil means that the Gin Basil Smash is virtually a vegetable and certainly a delightful way to get one of your ‘five-a-day’. We have mover and shaker of mixology Joerg Meyer to thank for inventing the ingenious modern classic cocktail, the Gin Basil Smash, at Le Lion Bar […]

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