Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, is commencing the countdown to its 21st birthday in December this year with a new cocktail menu at Bascule Bar. With cocktails made from delectable local ingredients grown only in South Africa, guests embark on an exploration of the country’s landscapes, folklore and history.
The new menu is set to surprise and delight in terms of innovative design, thematic style and flavour combinations. A variety of new cocktails categorised as ‘A Taste of 21,’ ‘Signature,’ ‘Whisky’ and ‘Non-Alcoholic’, each one tells a unique South African story incorporating local flavours and fragrances such as rooibos, marmalade and citrus.
The new ‘Taste of 21’ cocktail range includes:
Cape Classique: Nothing signals a celebration quite like the ‘pop’ of a champagne cork, or in South Africa’s case, an MCC cork! This cocktail variation consists of KWV 10-year-old brandy and rooibos syrup topped with Méthode Cap Classique.
Amber Martini: While orange marmalade has long been a favourite spread, you may be surprised to learn that it also makes an incredible cocktail ingredient. This 21st variation consists of Inverroche Amber Fynbos Gin, orange marmalade, triple sec (orange liqueur) and fresh lemon juice.
Rooibos Whisky Sour: Rooibos has become part of South Africa’s way of life and is considered by many as the national beverage. Grown exclusively in the Western Cape’s Fynbos region, this unique South African plant is recognised across the world for its versatility and refreshing taste. This delicious cocktail variation consists of Three Ships Bourbon Cask Whisky, fresh lime juice and rooibos syrup.