Gin Cocktail – No 3 – Let’s Celebrate

bottle of Mirari celebration gin with ginger lime cocktail

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. 

See More Gin Cocktails

No 1 – The Ugly Negroni

No 2 – The Hope Clover Club

Carla is in the process of creating a gin cocktail recipe book, made up of cocktails submitted by different South African craft distilleries, showcasing their respective gins. Read more about the project here.

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Edited by Helene van der Westhuizen

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Safrea or its members.


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