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  • Writer's pictureGwynn van Heerden

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Cocktails!

It's party time in Mzansi and if there are two things South-Africans do best is Festive Season and getting "dag-dronk" (aka having a drink before the dreaded family knocks).

Cocktails are the perfect excuse to have at brunch, lunch or sunset just to calm those nerves before the in-laws arrive. And when they do arrive, hand your mother-in-law a Cosmo and breathe...

Here are some easy to make, trendy Moru cocktails to kick-off your festive season and count-down to 2020.


#1 Apple Fizz Pop

The Apple Fizz Pop cocktail puts an invigorating apple twist to the tropical fruit drink piña colada, by adding a shot of Apple Tang and a several fresh green apple slices. If you appreciate a cold, icy and sweet piña colada on a scorching day, you will love this apple combined cocktail mix.

#2 The Rejuvenating Mojito

This refreshing Mojito combines aromatic fresh mint with a slice of lemon and a sweet white rum. Carefully muddled and topped off with refreshingly crisp lemonade or club soda making it a very relaxing and thirst-quenching drink.

#3 Boschrand Sunset

Our brilliantly red and orange signature cocktail endeavor to capture the sunset as you relax at the end of the day, sipping on its fruity goodness. A perfect blend of orange and mango fruit juice, combined with a shot of Spiced rum, vodka, and Southern Comfort topped with grenadine cordial makes for an aesthetically pleasing cocktail.

#4 Nid Gwynn

What started as an elaborate joke between friends, the Nid Gwynn was created in between sniggers and a healthy dose of sarcastic comments aimed at me (eye-roll) but that is a story you ask your Boschrand bartender. The Nid Gwynn will give you the fiery kick you need to start festivities. This cocktail consists of white rum, a fair amount of lemon slices topped off with sparkling ginger ale.

For my Gin & Tonic lovers who lack the sweet tooth and want to catch the eye of the hottie by the pool, guilt-free. We make a marvelous Gin & Tonic Summer Salad, which is a combination of your choice of craft-gin, tonic (sugar-free if you prefer) and Summer fruit in a beautiful glass goblet.

All these delicious alcoholic delights you can make at home or on vacation but if you need a break with your best friend or a reminiscing session with a colleague about the year gone by - join us at Boschrand Lodge's Moru Restaurant. We can make you all the above-mentioned cocktails and more.

As our beloved J.R.R Tolkien once sang:

“Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle, I go

To heal my heart and drown my woe

Rain may fall, and wind may blow

And many miles be still to go

But under a tall tree will I lie

And let the clouds go sailing by.”

*Remember, drink responsibly, drive safely and make this holiday season a joyous one with friends and family, as we say goodbye to a truly interesting 2019.

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