June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Cocktail 101 – mixing things up

Cocktail 101 – mixing things up

Right. On to the next step. It's getting a bit muddled Juleps, mojitos and some other cocktails call for fruit to be muddled to release their flavours. Cut larger fruits, like citrus, into chunks, and when using herbs, remove their stems to avoid bitterness. Now you...

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Cool as a cucumber: Hendrick’s Gin tipples

Cool as a cucumber: Hendrick’s Gin tipples

Hendrick's Gin and I are very fond of each other. These are courtesy of the recent Hendrick's drop I received.   Hendrick's Cucumber Martini 4 parts Hendrick's Gin 1 part dry vermouth Simply stir with ice and strain into a frozen cocktail glass garnished with a...

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Bottoms up, Tom Collins

Bottoms up, Tom Collins

It seems like the person Tom Collins never existed - at least not as someone the cocktail was named for. There was a Tom Collins hoax in 1874, which I'm not going to go into here. To me it basically seems like the original recipe specifically called for Old Tom gin,...

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Welcome to Ginuine Indulgence

Welcome to Ginuine Indulgence

Gin: (often) a clear spirit that’s made of a neutral spirit that’s been re-distilled with juniper berries and other botanicals. Over the last few years, craft gin has taken off, and South Africa has a wonderful selection of craft and small batch distilleries to ensure...

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SKYY Vodka introduces Vanilla Bean Infusions

SKYY Vodka introduces Vanilla Bean Infusions

When you say change jobs, donate blood, and suffer through load shedding - all in the space of a weekend - the one thing you can be sure of is that life is #AnythingButVanilla. And what better way to celebrate the great events and cope with the not-so-fantastic...

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Now you can Tanqueray tonight, or any night!

Now you can Tanqueray tonight, or any night!

I've uploaded a few Tanqueray gin cocktail recipes which you can download and/or print for your friends' delight. Thanks to Carmen for the cool design 🙂 And don't forget to enter the competitions! The Reunion Facebook competition closes tomorrow, and the Tanqueray...

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