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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 the Moscow Mule cocktail whilst watering their sorrows in the bar […]

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Moscow Mule cocktail recipe

Secret sundowners on the beach in Cape Town

At the end of the day, when the Mother City gets ready to swap her sweeping blue mantel for a jaunty mid-night blue cape spangled with a thousand stars, the lingering reprieve of her magnificent sunset calls for a cold one. This is the ideal time to get together over cocktails to wind down with […]

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Classic Cocktail: the Mojito practically begs to cool you down on a hot balmy 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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Gin and vodka distillery tour, tasting and cocktail making experience with Pienaar & Son

Up for some gin-spiration and voddy voodoo in a hip urban setting? Slap bang in the city centre, ex-rocker André Pienaar, his chemical engineer dad Schalk and ever-dutiful doggo Bear make moonshine magic, crafting artisanal spirits to rival the best. And guess what, they want to show you exactly how it’s done in the heart […]

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De Warenmarkt: Stellenbosch’s coolest artisanal foodie collective

Located at the heart of the Stellenbosch historic district and inspired by the Cape of Good Hope’s legacy as trade post, De Warenmarkt is a bustling artisanal food market and friendly local watering hole all rolled into one. When the historical building at the corner of Ryneveld and Plein street in Stellenbosch became available after […]

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