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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

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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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

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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