We have tried and tasted Joburg’s most delish and one-of-a-kind cocktail offerings … and here are some of the best! Is your fave on the list?
For the fashionista – Licorish Bistro’s GUCCI Martini lives up to its name – it’s the most glamorous cocktail on the menu! Made with muddled watermelon shaken with Hendrick’s gin, granadilla and apple and garnished with a fresh watermelon wedge, this super-pretty pink drink makes for the perfect summery sip! Nicolway Bryanston, corner of William Nicol Drive and Wedgewood Link, Bryanston. Details: 011-706-0991
For the caffeine addict – If on weekends you prefer your espresso in a cocktail, you’ll adore The Landmark’s The Coffee. The creamy and subtly chocolatey drink is the most delish blend of Van Rhyn’s 10 Year Old Vintage Brandy, port, honey, bitters and egg … not to mention the perfect alcoholic spin on your beloved cup of java. Bryanston Shopping Centre, corner of William Nicol and Ballyclare drives, Bryanston. Details: 011-463-5081
For the sun lounger – There’s no cocktail more fitting for a leisurely lunch than Grand Central Café’s Pimm’s Cup. A delightfully large measure of Pimm’s No. 1 charged with ginger ale and garnished with fresh mint, orange, apple, lemon and cucumber slices, this is the ultimate thirst-quenching drink! The Piazza, 38 Whiteley Road, Melrose Arch. Details: 011-684-1506
For the calorie counter – On a diet? That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the old tipple! The Big Mouth’s Cucumber Mint Mule that’s neither too sweet nor too strong is so crisp and refreshing that you’ll find it hard to believe that this tall drink of gin, cucumber, mint, elderflower, soda water and lemon is super-low in calories. Nelson Mandela Square, corner of Maude and 5th streets, Sandton. Details: 063-293-8869