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New cocktails for you to try

Feeling thirsty? It’s a good thing then that we’ve added a number of new craft cocktails to our Lounge Bar menu for you to try.

A brilliant aperitif, the Wood Sorrel Margarita has been flash-infused with herbaceous wood sorrel foraged in Franschhoek and the short drink zings with fresh lemon.

Wood Sorrel Margarita

Wood Sorrel Margarita

For something completely different try the Pineapple Mezcal Cooler—a mix of La Muerte Mezcal, Medium Dry Sherry, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Angostura and Orange Bitters—it’s a refreshing drink with a subtle, sweet smokiness.

Keeping it local, the Ndlovu Grapefruit Sour incorporates a grapefruit and coriander seed weiss beer made in Franschhoek with Inverroche Dry Gin for a cocktail that combines bright and velvety textures.

See the rest of the new cocktails here.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Cocktails, Le Quartier Lounge Bar,
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Champagne cocktails with candied edible flowers

For a Christmas cocktail with a difference pop a candied edible flower into a flute and top up with Champagne. The bubbles will stream prettily around the petals, and it makes a nice change from a cherry or a strawberry.

To make the candies it couldn’t be simpler. Either purchase edible flowers – plenty of stores have them these days – or pick your own, just make sure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticide. Try rose petals (good for the Christmasy look), snapdragons, honeysuckle or pansies, simply dunk your choice of flora into a cooled sugar syrup and leave to dry on wax paper.

Top up your glass with one of our favourite Franschhoek or French bubblies.

If you’d rather not go through the effort (you do after all have a turkey/duck/chicken/cow to roast), grab a jar of Wild Hibiscus: pre-made edible hibiscus flowers in syrup.

Hibiscus in champagne

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Cocktails, Franschhoek, French Champagnes, recipes,
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The Common Room’s Strawberry Daiquiri

Summer is most definitely here, and what better way to drink in than with an icy strawberry daiquiri? Here’s our recipe for our popular strawberry daiquiri from The Common Room. Cheers!

50ml Bacardi
50ml Grenadine
25ml Triple Sec
50ml lime cordial
100g frozen strawberries

Put all ingredients in a blender with a scoop of ice and blend until slushly.

To serve:
Pour into daiquiri glass with sugared rim, and serve with a straw


Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Cocktails, The Common Room, recipe,


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