SA Cocktail Week starts this weekend, so we’ve rounded up 3 of top thirst quenchers for you to try from Burger & Lobster – or DIY at home. (Psst.. Scroll down to WIN!)

If you’re feeling a bit old fashioned, try your hand at one of these whiskey delights. Burger & Lobster turns up the drama with a bacon and maple variation of this classic cocktail. Here’s how you can make it yourself…


2 shots bacon-infused whiskey

A teaspoon of maple syrup

1 orange slice

3 dashes of bitters

Garnish with a bacon slice


In a cocktail glass, muddle the orange. Add ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake, and pour through a strainer into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with bacon.

Gin – Cape Town’s favourite spirit and a versatile alcohol that allows you to keep things simple, yet fresh. Here’s how to create your own B&L inspired gin cocktail.


2 shots gin

250ml tonic water

A slice of lime

A slice of cucumber


Add some ice to a glass and pour the gin over. Add tonic water and a slice of lime. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

A Burger & Lobster creation (just in time for cocktail week) this raspberry, basil infused tipple has us drooling. Follow suit with this inspired recipe.


2 shots rum

30ml raspberry shrub

3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar

A dash of ice water

Fresh basil


Add all ingredients besides the basil to a shaker. Shake, pour over ice and garnish with fresh basil.


SA Cocktail Week is here to stir up your weekend and we’re giving away TWO double tickets to the Grand Opening Party on 4 November 2017. This gets you 10 free cocktail tastings, entrance to all feature events throughout the week and so much more.

All you need to do is LIKE and SHARE the post below on Facebook to stand a chance to win.

Ts&Cs apply. Open to over 18s only. Competition closes 2 November 2017.

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