Despite warming you up this past Winter with our awesome new Gluhwein, we’re very much a summer orientated brand. We love the sun, getting together under the vast South African blue and having a warm vibe. Speaking of which, we’re all over South Africa’s premier food and booze events like white on rice.
Let’s start with the MTN Festival happening at Monte Casino – we’re going to be pedalling our yard glasses filled with joy at the Good Food and Wine Show. There’s going to be tons of awesome stuff going on including an appearance by our second favourite Masterchef Australia judge Gary Mehigan – George “Boom Boom Shake The Room” Calombaris is our obvious favourite. While we’re on the whole Masterchef vibe, the newly crowned winner of SA Masterchef Season 2, Kamini Pather, is going to be there and we’re hoping to shower her in cocktails :)
Keep an eye out for our massive Yard Glass Mascot too – it will show you the way to cocktail glory!
We’re also looking forward to the braai competition happening on September 24, which happens to be Heritage Day as well as National Braai Day. Nothing goes better with a bit of chesanyama than an Original Iced Cocktail. Tickets to the show cost R95 for adults and R55 for children.
Then, the weekend after that we’re still at Monte for Taste of Joburg which brings together all of the best established and up-and-coming restaurants of Jozi. Obviously it’s not all about the food, otherwise we wouldn’t be there. Duh. There are going to be craft brewers, artisan producers and the highlight of the show, you guessed it, Original Iced Cocktails. Look out for our pick of the restaurants, Coobs, which is wowing folks in Jozi’s northern suburbs with it’s eclectic style of bistro food – we’re particularly fond of the pork belly!
Keep an eye on our social media channels as we’ll be at tons more events this summer and if you’re quick, you may score some free tickets! And, on a final note we’re so humbled to have been made finalists of the Fair Lady Magazine Consumer Awards again – it’s a huge honour to be recognized by such an awesome publication and we’re hoping to win again this year.
Have a great summer, and remember to take our cocktails on your adventures!