With the cold weather officially here what better way is there to warm up than with a spiced winter G&T cocktail!

We developed the best recipe for you with an added touch of warming spice, best served out of a brass tumbler and, for those more adventurous souls, from a picnic blanket with a mountain view!

We headed to the mountains with our winter gin cocktail, threw down our picnic blanket, opened up our glass carrier and settled in to watch the sunset over the city and the clouds roll in across Table Mountain. 

Not feeling like braving the cold outside... never fear this is the perfect drink to be enjoyed anywhere, whether that is from the comfort of your picnic blanket on the mountains or your couch at home in front of a roaring log fire!

So with no further delay here is our recipe!

Spiced G&T Recipe:

Ingredients –

2 shots gin

2 shots tonic water

½ shot spiced syrup

Orange juice


Directions –

1. Combine gin, tonic water, spiced syrup, orange juice and a cup of ice into a mixing glass

2. Stir gently to mix all the ingredients together

3. Strain into a brass tumbler over fresh ice

4. Garnish with whole cloves, rosemary, lemon/orange slices

Spiced syrup ingredients –

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

4 cardamom cloves

3 whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

Directions –

1. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan

2. Simmer mixture until the sugar is dissolved

3. Cool mixture and strain  

We garnished our cocktails with quick slice of lemon and used Sugarbird Gin, a floral gin made in Cape Town.

With rich wine traditions running through our heritage, South Africa has recently unearthed a world class distilling culture.

Sugarbird gin takes flight off the back of this spirited craft trend, showcasing the indigenous ingredients and creativity growing at the heart of this movement.

Shop our winter retreat story – brass tumbler R175, insect picnic blanket R1, 350, triangle picnic blanket  R1, 350, leather glass carrier R2, 020, insect glasses x2 R120.  

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Brass Tumbler
R 395.00R 197.50
Insect Glasses x 2
R 150.00R 75.00
Glass Carrier Bag
R 2,500.00R 1,250.00
Insect picnic blanket
R 1,500.00R 750.00