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The festive season is all about good food, good company and memorable times with friends and family. Add some festive cheer with a tall glass of Sangria!     SUMMER SANGRIA   INGREDIENTS 1 bottle of Rosé Cointreau Soda water Tinned peaches Fresh chopped pineapple (You can also use tinned) Ice   METHOD Your quantities with this recipe depend on the size of your serving jug, so work to taste as you go.   Empty the tin of peaches into your jug. Then add Cointreau to taste - about 4-5 shots. Add half of your chopped pineapple and some ice...

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Fill a large wine glass with ice. Combine well-chilled Cinzano Pro-Spritz followed by Aperol in equal parts. Add a splash of soda and garnish with an orange slice.

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Splashing good times. When summer is in the air, there’s more than just sunshine to look forward to! It’s also the season for refreshing gin cocktails.   GIN BLOSSOM COCKTAIL   INGREDIENTS 35ml gin 15ml jasmine syrup* 15ml fresh lime juice 10ml cherry liqueur Ice Edible flowers for garnish, if preferred   METHOD Combine ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with edible flowers.   *Jasmine syrup is available from brands such as Monin or can be made at home by steeping fresh jasmine flowers in equal parts...

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Heritage Day on 24 September is all about celebrating sunny South Africa, and what better way to do that than with a local-booze-infused braai? Add some local flavour to your braai day with this unique recipe: 

 

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Wine is good and so is hot chocolate, but together they’re even better! In honour of Women’s Month, we thought we’d give the ladies more of what they want, and a Red Wine Dark Hot Chocolate sounds like it's everything you want it to be and more.     INGREDIENTS 1 cup dark chocolate pieces 1 ½ cup milk 1 ½ cup red wine   METHOD In a small sauce pan, over medium-low heat, bring the wine and milk to a low simmer. Gently add the dark chocolate pieces and carefully stir using a rubber spatula. After two minutes, or...

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