12 Tonics to Christmas: Espresso Tonic

During my research and development of the #12TonicsToChristmas series, I cam across an interesting concoction which seemed strange and innovative.  

12 Tonics to Christmas: Green Elf

Today’s #12TonicsToChristmas is non-alcoholic and boasts a refreshing finish as an alternative to the traditional gin and tonics. 

12 Tonics to Christmas: Spanish Sunset

We are halfway through the #12TonicsToChristmas series and feeling nostalgic….

Inspired by my time spent in Barcelona, on balmy summer evenings strolling the bustling streets and dropping by a street cafe for a refreshing drink, as you watch the late sunset between the historic buildings.

It was only obvious to add this orange-and-rum creation to my #12TonicsToChristmas list.  Sit back and sip this drink as you think about what you’ve survived in 2018. 

12 Tonics to Christmas: Castaway

Dreaming of a refreshing island cocktail with Bacardi White Rum and Fever-Tree#MediterraneanTonic, with a dash of Ginifer bitters.

Getting Festive with PEPPADEW®

The end of the year has arrived, and with it comes the highly anticipated season of family, fun and – of course – food! PEPPADEW®, the brand known for its universally-loved Sweet Piquanté Peppers, has developed 12 festive recipes, each a suitably bright and delicious addition to your Christmas table.


I had such a wonderful time at the #AromatNaturallyTasty event last week. And I even got to meet two incredible women, Charmaine from the popular Glamfoodie account and the talented Libby Edwards, professional food photographer.  Not to mention Chef Nti who was cooking up a storm in the Pick ‘n Pay Good Food Studio demonstration kitchen….

ONE Gin to Christmas!

New Harbour Distillery Gin – Spekboom // iGwanitsha Gin South Africa’s Carbon Neutral Craft Distillery It’s a beautiful day in the African bushveld and a perfect day for a local (and indigenous) gin.  As I enjoy the last selection of the Daily Drams gin advent calendar I couldn’t have asked for a better stage to…

2nd Gin to Christmas

Boplaas Gin The very elusive and rumoured Boplaas Gin was a surprise in my ginvent calendar! This finely crafted gin from the Klein Karoo (South Africa) is produced by the Nel Family of Calitzdorp. Boplaas is renowned for the wine it produces, however winemakers are not restricted to the wine presses.  KWV, which produces exceptional…