Cocktail recipes

White Rum Cocktails

Zombie #9 Cocktail
A White Rum Recipe

Zombie #9

The most well-known origin story of the cocktail’s name suggests that mixologist Donn Beach created the Zombie in an attempt to cure the hangover of one of his regulars.

When Beach later asked how his cure had worked, the customer allegedly said it had made him feel like a ‘zombie.’

The Zombie is a typical Tiki-style cocktail made with rum, fruit juice and sweetener. Strong, with big flavours, this cocktail is a party in a glass all by itself.

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Recipe - Lime Rum Daiquiri cocktail
A White Rum Recipe

Classic Rum Daiquiri

A classic rum daiquiri, with aromatic Deep South Premium White Rum perfectly balanced by fresh lime and simple syrup.

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Recipe - Caipirinha cocktail
A White Rum Recipe

Caipirinha

Blending the magic trio of white Rum, fresh lime and sweet sugar, the potent, heady Caipirinha is one of the classic rum cocktails

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Recipe - Rum Mojito cocktail
A White Rum Recipe

Rum Mojito

A refreshing, light rum cocktail with aromatic Deep South Premium White Rum, fragrant lime, fresh mint and sparkling soda water

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Recipe - Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail
A White Rum Recipe

Strawberry daiquiri

The Strawberry daiquiri with its glowing colours, fresh strawberry flavours and aromatic white rum is the quintessential party cocktail

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Amber Rum Cocktails

Cuba Libre Cocktail
An Amber Rum Recipe

Cuba Libre

Supposedly attributable to a US Army caption stationed in Havana in the 1900s, who added lime and Coca-Cola to his rum and toasted his Cuban comrades by saying “Por Cuba Libre” – “to a free Cuba”, this drink has become a worldwide favourite. It needs a full-bodied rum to stand up to the sweet Coke – with the fresh lime adding an essential role in bridging the gap between tropical rum and effervescent, spicy-sweet Coke.

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Koperbobbejaan Cocktail
An Amber Rum Recipe

Koperbobbejaan

The Brass Monkey cocktail traditionally combines rum and orange.

Our Koperbobbejaan (copper baboon) steps up the game a little with a more complex mix of flavours and is a slightly ironic tribute to the troop of baboons that regularly try to raid our distillery, overturn our dustbins and play tag on the metal roof!

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Cape Northwester Cocktail
An Amber Rum Recipe

Cape Norwester

Our variation on the classic Dark ’n Stormy cocktail traditionally made with dark rum and ginger beer. A strong heady rum cocktail. The secret is a really good spicy ginger beer that complements caramel notes and smoky finish of the Amber Rum.

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Suffering Bastard cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Suffering Bastard

A potent flavour explosion of Amber Rum, Citrus Gin, lime juice, aromatic bitters and ginger beer, our version of this classic drink is a guaranteed pick-me-up!

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Rum Old Fashioned cocktail
An Amber Rum Recipe

Rum Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail traditionally made with Whiskey. But a robust aged rum like the Deep South Amber, with its subtle caramels and smoky finish, mimic the whiskey while adding warming undertones. Carefully prepared here in a leisurely classic understated, time-honoured way.

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Zombie #9 Cocktail
A White Rum Recipe

Zombie #9

The most well-known origin story of the cocktail’s name suggests that mixologist Donn Beach created the Zombie in an attempt to cure the hangover of one of his regulars.

When Beach later asked how his cure had worked, the customer allegedly said it had made him feel like a ‘zombie.’

The Zombie is a typical Tiki-style cocktail made with rum, fruit juice and sweetener. Strong, with big flavours, this cocktail is a party in a glass all by itself.

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Vodka Cocktails

Recipe - Cosmopolitan
A Vodka Recipe

Cosmopolitan

A light fruity vodka martini-style drink, quick and easy to make, and very refreshing. Vary the amount of cranberry to create a sweeter or drier cocktail.

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Vodka & Cranberry cocktail
A Vodka Recipe

Vodka and Cranberry

Simple but delicious, this mix of Deep South Premium Vodka and cranberry juice is a refreshing, easy-to-pour cooler on a warm day.

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Recipe - Moscow mule cocktail
A Vodka Recipe

Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug or a jam jar. Simply made, this delicious spicy cocktail dates back to World War II.

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Vodka Sour Cocktail
A Vodka Recipe

Vodka Sour

A typical sour cocktail, this Vodka Sour combines the delicious sweet-tart taste of sweetened lime and vodka, topped with frothy egg-white.

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Recipe - Seabreeze
A Vodka Recipe

Seabreeze

A classic tropical island holiday cocktail, the Seabreeze infuses smooth sweet Deep South Premium Vodka with a perfect balance of bitter-sweet grapefruit and sweet cranberry.

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Recipe - Vodka Screwdriver
A Vodka Recipe

Screwdriver

This simple vodka and fresh orange juice cocktail is a real favourite, whether served at a brunch instead of champagne, or as a sundowner.

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Recipe - Classic Vodka Martini
A Vodka Recipe

Vodka Martini

Deceptively simple to make, but hard to get right, this great cocktail requires ice-cold silky smooth Deep South Premium Vodka served in a frozen glass and garnished with perfectly fresh ingredients!

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Chilli Vodka Cocktails

Tropical Heat cocktail
A Chilli Vodka Recipe

Tropical Heat Fruit Cocktail

An exotic combination of chilli vodka and passion fruit, spiked with fresh lime, aromatic mint and smooth spicy ginger Ale. Sipping it conjures up images of tropical beach bars on far-flung palm fringed Caribbean beaches

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Hot Sex on the Beach cocktail
A Chilli Vodka Recipe

Hot Sex on the Beach

Our take on the classic Sex on the Beach cocktail, made with Chilii Vodka. Perfect for those hot summer days (and hot summer nights)

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Chilli Maria cocktail
A Chilli Vodka Recipe

Chilli Maria

A wonderfully spicy version of the Bloody Mary, this delicious cocktail has just the right amount of bite from the chilli, with authentic chilli flavours blending with the rich tomato base

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Recipe - Chilli Vodka Hot Chocolate
A Chilli Vodka Recipe

Chilli Vodka Hot Chocolate

A warming drink with a spectacular chocolate and chilli blend. Made with Deep South Chilli hot Vodka, this drink will definitely leave you in a good mood with a warm feeling in your chest!

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Gin Cocktails - Cape Dry Gin

Recipe - Gin Bluebird Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Gin Bluebird

A beautiful, refreshing gin cocktail with a hint of spice and blueberries. A sweet cocktail, perfectly lightened with the grapefruit garnish. Catches the eye at every party!

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Recipe - Classic Gin Martini Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Classic Gin Martini

The perfect Classic Gin Martini, made with Cape Dry Gin, a dash of vermouth and the traditional citrus and olive garnish.

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Recipe - Pineapple Gin and Rosemary
A Gin Recipe

Pineapple Gin and Rosemary

This sweet/savoury gin cocktail made with Deep South Cape Dry gin, pineapple and lime juice makes a sophisticated, delicious evening cocktail or sundowner in any season.

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Recipe - Gin Rickey Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Gin Rickey

A refreshing, light, sugar-free cocktail with Deep South Cape Dry Gin, tart lime and a touch of fizz, the Gin Rickey is a perfect summer cocktail.

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Recipe - Pineapple Basil Gin and Tonic
A Gin Recipe

Pineapple Gin Fizz

Pineapple and Basil add a fruity and floral flavor to the classic gin and tonic. Deep South Cape Dry Gin infused with fresh basil and ripe pineapple create a fruity summer cocktail you will love!

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Recipe - Watermelon Gin Fizz Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Watermelon Gin Fizz

A beautifully refreshing summer gin cocktail made with Deep South Cape Dry Gin infused with fresh watermelon, lemon juice and mint

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Recipe - Fig Gin Fizz cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Vanilla Fig Gin Fizz

Our Vanilla Fig Gin Fizz is a delicious gin cocktail recipe that perfectly marries the sumptuous flavour of fresh ripe fig with tropical vanilla and our premium award-winning Cape Dry gin. Beautiful to look at; beautiful to taste

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Deep Southside Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Deep Southside

This wickedly-delicious Southside Gin Mojito cocktail is a great alternative to the standard Gin & Tonic, especially for gin lovers who are tired of the bitter-sweet taste of Indian Tonic. Perfectly pairs gin, mint and fresh lime.

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Recipe - Gin Hot Toddy
A Winter Warmer Recipe

Gin Hot Toddy

Our Gin Hot Toddy is a wonderfully-warming hot drink made with Cape Dry Gin, fresh lemon juice and honey, topped with boiling water and spices.

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Recipe - Classic Gin & Tonic
A Gin Recipe

Classic Gin & Tonic

A refreshing, timeless cocktail, made with Deep South Cape Dry Gin, lots of ice and our favourite Indian tonic, garnished with lemon zest and a sprig of rosemary

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Recipe - Dragonfly cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Gin Dragonfly Cocktail

A lovely, spicy, refreshing cocktail made with herbal Deep South Cape Dry Gin, ginger ale and a hint of aromatic fresh lime.

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Gin Cocktails - Ruby Gin

Pengroni Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Pengroni

Strong but quick and easy to make, the Pengroni (for Penguin’s Negroni) cocktail combines floral Ruby Gin with bittersweet herbal flavours from the Aperol, lifted by sweet citrus aromas.
A great alternative if you find the Negroni a bit dry!

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Recipe - Berry Gin Mint Smash
A Gin Recipe

Berry Mint Gin Smash

Loaded with your favourite fresh berries , mint with a double shot of fragrant floral Ruby Gin, this cocktail is a favourite. Try it with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries or raspberries

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Recipe - Ruby Negroni
A Gin Recipe

Ruby Negroni

A classic pre-dinner gin cocktail, Ruby Gin perfectly lifts the bitter Italian Campari and sweet vermouth, with a touch of sweetness from the fresh orange, for an elegant, sophisticated and timeless gin drink.

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Recipe - Ruby Valentine Gin and tonic
A Gin Recipe

Ruby Valentine Gin and Tonic

Unashamedly romantic, this is a floral pink gin and tonic cocktail uses Deep South Ruby Gin enhanced with fresh strawberries and rose petals for a delicious, great looking cocktail for that special day

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Recipe - Ruby Hibiscus Gin and Tonic
A Gin Recipe

Ruby Hibiscus Gin & Tonic

A contemporary floral take on the classic Gin and Tonic. Deep South Ruby Gin and a hibiscus-flavoured tonic, garnished with orange and thyme make a beautiful brunch cocktail

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Gin Cocktails - Spice Island Gin

Chilli Martini Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Chilli Peach Martini

A sultry smooth Gin cocktail made with sumptuous peach nectar, fresh chilli and Spice Island Gin. Serve ice cold. The rich velvet mouth feel of a good peach juice, can sustain a triple shot of spirit for a real kick.

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Spice Gin Punch Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Celebration Spiced Gin Punch

Combine the sweet spice aromas of Spice Island gin and selected garnishes with fresh fruit juice of your choice for a festive party punch. Always delicious!

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Something Old Something New cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Something Old, Something New

“Something Old Something New” combines sweet and sour flavours with a sublime gin, aromatic lime and fresh lemonade for an unforgettable cocktail

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Zanzibar Dawn cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Zanzibar Sunset

Inspired by sunsets on Zanzibar, this cocktail features Deep South Spice Island Gin, paired with Indian Tonic, sweet ruby grapefruit and just a touch of cranberry juice to create a spicy, delicious tropical cocktail.

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Recipe - Gin Bokkie Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Gin Bokkie

Our take on the classic Gin Buck: a gin and ginger ale with your own creative mixology. See how a simple change of garnish brings out the extraordinary range of the Deep South Spice Island Gin, and creates quite a different drink.

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Recipe - Gin Hot Toddy
A Winter Warmer Recipe

Gin Hot Toddy

Our Gin Hot Toddy is a wonderfully-warming hot drink made with Cape Dry Gin, fresh lemon juice and honey, topped with boiling water and spices.

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Recipe - Dragonfly cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Gin Dragonfly Cocktail

A lovely, spicy, refreshing cocktail made with herbal Deep South Cape Dry Gin, ginger ale and a hint of aromatic fresh lime.

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Gin Cocktails - Three Citrus Gin

Gin Fitzgerald cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Fitzgerald

The Fitzgerald is a sophisticated, light citrus-flavoured cocktail with a splash of aromatic bitters to make it interesting. Like a gin sour without the froth!

This cocktail, invented by Dale DeGroff in 2002, is named for the famous writer of the same name. Although a recent invention, its light classic flavours hearken back cocktails of the pre-prohibition era.

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Suffering Bastard cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Suffering Bastard

A potent flavour explosion of Amber Rum, Citrus Gin, lime juice, aromatic bitters and ginger beer, our version of this classic drink is a guaranteed pick-me-up!

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Gin Sour cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Gin Sour

Light, refreshing, and with a lot of punch, the Gin Sour is one of the original ‘sour’ cocktails, and has been enjoyed in a similar manner since the late 1800s.

This recipe combines delicious Deep South Citrus Gin, sweet-sour lemon and aromatic bitters topped with frothy egg-white for a mouth-watering refreshing lemony hit!

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Pegu Club cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Pegu Club

Strong, sophisticated, with a refreshing citrusy herbal finish lifted by the addition of both aromatic and orange bitters to create complexity and spice.

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Orange Bitters Martini cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Orange Bitters Martini

Nowadays, most martinis you order at a bar won’t contain bitters, but the original recipe was actually made with equal parts gin, dry vermouth and a couple dashes of orange bitters! Enjoy this classic cocktail in its (almost) original form, just as James Bond would like it!

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Gin & Sin Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Gin & Sin

Sweet and tart flavours blend perfectly with Three Citrus Gin to create a refreshing, fruity cocktail.

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Singapore Sling Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Singapore Sling

This wonderful tropical gin punch, made with Deep South Three Citrus Gin, perfectly matches sweet and sour fruity ingredients with aromatic gin to create the ultimate summer party cocktail.

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Tom Collins Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Tom Collins Cocktail

A cocktail whose origins are both fascinating and contested, nevertheless perfectly suited to our refreshing Three Citrus Gin

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Classic Gin & Bitters Martini cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Dry Gin Bitters Martini

Deep South Three Citrus Gin is a spirit completely made for for the Dry Martini. Add a dash of your favourite bitters and add a creative garnish of citrus or savoury for a wickedly delicious cocktail.

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Absinthe Cocktails

Minty Green Fairy cocktail
An Absinthe Recipe

Minty Green Fairy

This refreshing mojito-style absinthe cocktail perfectly marries sweet liquorice, tart lime and fresh mint with a bit of fizz, perfect on a hot day

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Death in the Afternoon cocktail
An Absinthe Recipe

Death in the Afternoon

This heady blend of absinthe and Champagne was created by the absinthe-loving Ernest Hemingway, and shares its name with his book about Spanish bullfighting. It is aptly named!

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Classic Absinthe Frappe cocktail
An Absinthe Recipe

Classic Absinthe Frappe

The Absinthe Frappe is a refreshing New Orleans-style cocktail: a clean, refreshing powerful mix of absinthe, ice, sugar and mint.

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Green Beast cocktail
An Absinthe Recipe

Green Beast

A surprising and unusual absinthe cocktail. Delicious as a single drink, and equally tasty as a punch in a bowl to get your party started!

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Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail
An Absinthe Recipe

Corpse Reviver #2

One of many recipes conceived to revive one after a night out partying, this strong but flavourful cocktail merges herbal aniseed flavours with fragrant citrus.

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Cocktails that use Bitters

Suffering Bastard cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Suffering Bastard

A potent flavour explosion of Amber Rum, Citrus Gin, lime juice, aromatic bitters and ginger beer, our version of this classic drink is a guaranteed pick-me-up!

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Rum Old Fashioned cocktail
An Amber Rum Recipe

Rum Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail traditionally made with Whiskey. But a robust aged rum like the Deep South Amber, with its subtle caramels and smoky finish, mimic the whiskey while adding warming undertones. Carefully prepared here in a leisurely classic understated, time-honoured way.

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Zombie #9 Cocktail
A White Rum Recipe

Zombie #9

The most well-known origin story of the cocktail’s name suggests that mixologist Donn Beach created the Zombie in an attempt to cure the hangover of one of his regulars.

When Beach later asked how his cure had worked, the customer allegedly said it had made him feel like a ‘zombie.’

The Zombie is a typical Tiki-style cocktail made with rum, fruit juice and sweetener. Strong, with big flavours, this cocktail is a party in a glass all by itself.

Read More »
Orange Bitters Martini cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Orange Bitters Martini

Nowadays, most martinis you order at a bar won’t contain bitters, but the original recipe was actually made with equal parts gin, dry vermouth and a couple dashes of orange bitters! Enjoy this classic cocktail in its (almost) original form, just as James Bond would like it!

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Pegu Club cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Pegu Club

Strong, sophisticated, with a refreshing citrusy herbal finish lifted by the addition of both aromatic and orange bitters to create complexity and spice.

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Recipe - Classic Gin Martini Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Classic Gin Martini

The perfect Classic Gin Martini, made with Cape Dry Gin, a dash of vermouth and the traditional citrus and olive garnish.

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Classic Gin & Bitters Martini cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Dry Gin Bitters Martini

Deep South Three Citrus Gin is a spirit completely made for for the Dry Martini. Add a dash of your favourite bitters and add a creative garnish of citrus or savoury for a wickedly delicious cocktail.

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Cape Northwester Cocktail
An Amber Rum Recipe

Cape Norwester

Our variation on the classic Dark ’n Stormy cocktail traditionally made with dark rum and ginger beer. A strong heady rum cocktail. The secret is a really good spicy ginger beer that complements caramel notes and smoky finish of the Amber Rum.

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Vodka Sour Cocktail
A Vodka Recipe

Vodka Sour

A typical sour cocktail, this Vodka Sour combines the delicious sweet-tart taste of sweetened lime and vodka, topped with frothy egg-white.

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Recipe - Vodka Screwdriver
A Vodka Recipe

Screwdriver

This simple vodka and fresh orange juice cocktail is a real favourite, whether served at a brunch instead of champagne, or as a sundowner.

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Spice Gin Punch Cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Celebration Spiced Gin Punch

Combine the sweet spice aromas of Spice Island gin and selected garnishes with fresh fruit juice of your choice for a festive party punch. Always delicious!

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Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail
An Absinthe Recipe

Corpse Reviver #2

One of many recipes conceived to revive one after a night out partying, this strong but flavourful cocktail merges herbal aniseed flavours with fragrant citrus.

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Gin Sour cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Gin Sour

Light, refreshing, and with a lot of punch, the Gin Sour is one of the original ‘sour’ cocktails, and has been enjoyed in a similar manner since the late 1800s.

This recipe combines delicious Deep South Citrus Gin, sweet-sour lemon and aromatic bitters topped with frothy egg-white for a mouth-watering refreshing lemony hit!

Read More »
Gin Fitzgerald cocktail
A Gin Recipe

Fitzgerald

The Fitzgerald is a sophisticated, light citrus-flavoured cocktail with a splash of aromatic bitters to make it interesting. Like a gin sour without the froth!

This cocktail, invented by Dale DeGroff in 2002, is named for the famous writer of the same name. Although a recent invention, its light classic flavours hearken back cocktails of the pre-prohibition era.

Read More »
Rock Shandy non-alcoholic cocktail
Other recipes

Rock Shandy

Invented right here in South Africa, this classic drink is a refreshing choice to enjoy by the pool or at a braai, and uses only three ingredients combined together: lemonade, soda water, and aromatic bitters. Add a slice of lemon or a lemon peel twist to make it fancy and enjoy!

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Winter Warmers

Recipe - Chilli Vodka Hot Chocolate
A Chilli Vodka Recipe

Chilli Vodka Hot Chocolate

A warming drink with a spectacular chocolate and chilli blend. Made with Deep South Chilli hot Vodka, this drink will definitely leave you in a good mood with a warm feeling in your chest!

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Recipe - Gin Hot Toddy
A Winter Warmer Recipe

Gin Hot Toddy

Our Gin Hot Toddy is a wonderfully-warming hot drink made with Cape Dry Gin, fresh lemon juice and honey, topped with boiling water and spices.

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