Japanese whiskey is gaining popularity worldwide and Suntory Whisky Toki, with notes of grapefruit, green grapes, thyme and peppermint and the scent of green apple and honey, is a whisky you’ll love instantly. Toki is versatile and can be enjoyed in a cocktail, neat or on the rocks. We love their twist on the old fashioned called the Toki Soy Old Fashioned, here’s how to make it.
Toki whisky 50ml
Soy sauce 5ml
Place a big solid piece of ice in a tumbler and add all the ingredients. Give it a stir and add some orange zest.
Toki 750ml retails for R449 at major retailers.
If you think gin is only great in summer, we’re here to change your mind with this delicious cocktail by Roku Gin called the Roku Clover Club. “Roku” means “six” in Japanese and this gin is crafted with six traditional and seasonal botanical ingredients; it also takes a full year just to gather all the ingredients and this is part of what makes it’s flavour so unique. This cocktail will be a big hit for any party you’re hosting or even for a solo night in because sometimes self-care looks like preparing a special drink just for yourself after a long day or tiring work week.
Roku Gin 50ml
Egg white/Cellulose 15ml
Lemon juice 20ml
Sugar syrup 20ml
Muddled raspberries (about 5)
Place all your ingredients except the ice, into a blender and blitz. Strain the mixture over some ice and dust with cinnamon. A tumbler glass is the best fit for this cocktail.
Roku Gin 750ml retails at a recommended R299 at major retailers.
America’s famous bourbon is becoming well-loved all over the world and we’re here for it! Jim Beam is the globe’s top selling bourbon with its infamous sweet, vanilla and woody flavour that is so widely loved. If you’re just getting into it bourbon you’ll love this sophisticated and simple cocktail made with Jim Beam bourbon paired with soda water and a lemon wedge. You’ll enjoy this is you’re already a fan of bourbon too.
Chill the glass, the soda water and Jim Beam bourbon. Squeeze the lemon wedge and place it in the glass and fill with ice. Add 50ml of bourbon and slowly top up the glass with 120ml soda water. Stir once and you’re set.
Jim Beam retails for R189 at major retailers.