The lifting of the alcohol ban is definitely a cause for celebration, especially for the small-business owners of the wine, beer and spirits industry, who just can’t afford to be closed for any period of time. For me, as the wife of a restaurant owner, it is certainly a reason to celebrate as we rely heavily on the sale of alcohol and the night-time trade in order to cover the overheads.
The lovely Mirari Celebration Gin is made by Time Anchor Distillery. The gin in this artfully crafted bottle swirls with 23-carat gold flakes and the cocktail is aptly called the Millionaire’s Mule. It is delishly elegant, especially if you enjoy the combination of lime and ginger. Irresistible.
Millionaires Mule Gin Cocktail
40 ml Mirari Celebraton Gin
4 slices of peeled ginger
25 ml of simple syrup (see recipe here)
2 lime wedges
Brut Method Cap Classique sparkling wine
Muddle the ginger and simple syrup in a tall glass.
Squeeze in the juice from the lime wedges.
Add the gin.
Top up with chilled MCC.
Lift once or twice with a bar spoon to mix.
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Edited by Helene van der Westhuizen