The brainchild of award-winning mixologist Kurt Schlechter, CAUSE|EFFECT, now known as CAUSE|EFFECT Cocktail Kitchen & Cape Brandy Bar, has created a stir in the Mother City since opening in late-2017, winning ‘Cocktail Bar of the Year’ at the prestigious Bartending Accolades & Recognition Awards 2019. Now in new larger premises in the bustling V&A Waterfront, CAUSE|EFFECT will bring its memorable menu of Cape-inspired cocktail experiences to a wider audience.

Truly curious cocktail fans will want to book a seat in the just-opened and innovative Schweppes Bartender’s Lab. Seating just six guests at a time, in the Lab a dedicated bartender creates a selection of genre-busting bespoke cocktails, each paired with small plates.

“It’s like a chef’s table, a bar within a bar,” explains Schlechter. “There are so many techniques we have created and perfected over the years, we can’t squeeze them all into a single menu, so the Lab is a space for our bartenders to express their creativity in liquid form.”

From the immersive ingredients to the two-metre ice-ball rollercoaster, CAUSE|EFFECT is undoubtedly about celebrating creativity in all its playful guises.

“We’re burning, freezing, solidifying, dusting, grating, atomising, spraying… there are so many things going on in this bar!” enthuses Schlechter. “We’re an experiential cocktail kitchen, so we want you to have an experience. We want people to come and see the magic we’re creating.”

The Schweppes Bartender’s Lab is open daily between Noon and 10pm and seats only 6 persons per session. Bookings are taken for every hour on the hour and includes a 3-course cocktail and food pairing. Cost is R450 per person.

CAUSE|EFFECT Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy Bar is located at The Rocket Shed, 280 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. Open from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 00am. For bookings call 021 422 0266.

Prize details: One lucky reader will win an experience at CAUSE|EFFECT’s Schweppes Bartender’s Lab for 6. Congratulations to Sofia Gouveia!

How to enter:
Fill out the form below and answer the following question. Who is the award-winning mixologist?

Competition Ts & Cs:
– The winners will be announced by 8.15 am on Facebook on December 5
– Winners will be contacted via details provided on the form.
– Winners are required to claim their prize within one week or another winner will be drawn
– Prizes are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– No transport is included.

By entering this competition the prize winner accepts the terms and conditions.

Picture: Facebook/Schweppes

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