Cheers to World Bartender Day!

World Bartender Day is celebrated every year on 24th February. The day gives us an opportunity to toast these creative mixologists behind the bar.

We chatted to some of our bar staff and bartenders across all 3 of our properties and asked them what some of their favourite cocktails are and a tip or two on how to serve them.

Enoch at AtholPlace House & Villa says the one of the most popular cocktails he gets ask to make is the Caipirinha. This refreshing sweet and sour cocktail hails from Brazil and is the perfect sundowner on a hot summer’s evening in Jozi.

Enoch’s Caipirinha Recipe

2 tots Cane

1tot Tripple sec

1tot lemon juice

1 tot sugar syrup

Fresh limes

Served in a whisky glass

Enoch’s top cocktail tips

Chill glasses ahead of time

Use quality spirits and fresh fruit in your cocktails

Prepare them with style and love

At Morukuru Family De Hoop our guests love a cocktail. Being by the sea definitely brings out the guest fun side and we are regularly asked to whip up a cocktail or two and of course a lot of G&T’s!

Barman Nico says a firm favourite of his is what we call a “Vodka Still Works” because it’s just so refreshing.

2 shots vodka

Tsp bitters

Gingerale

Ice, ice and more ice

Garnish with fruit, flowers or cherries

Simple and easy and perfect for a hot summers day!

Cocktail hour in Madikwe often happens out in the bush whilst guest are on a game drive. The drinks stop is often a surprise for our guests and we try and do things a little bit differently. A G&T stop, cocktails with a view and a sunset or a full bar experiences at one of our dedicated spaces like Ed’s View. We often host families so we love to spoil our young guests with their very own mocktails that they can enjoy whilst their parents enjoy their alcoholic ones.

Pimms is a favourite on safari and we love to serve them on ice in glass jars. Refreshing, but still has that boozy kick.

50ml PIMM'S No.1

Lemonade

Add strawberry, orange & cucumber

Finish with a sprig of mint

Cheers to our wonderful team of barman on your special day and we can’t wait to see what they mix up next!

“The greatest accomplishment of a bartender lies in his ability to exactly suit his customer”. Harry Gordon Johnson.

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