My foodie friend and author of Mzansi Style Cuisine, Thuli Gogela, invited me along to The Original Cocktail Party, hosted by Sedgwick’s. We made our way to Tjing Tjing to try out five of their eight new refreshing cocktails for summer.
I know what you’re thinking, Obies in summer? Yep, that’s right. These cocktails are zesty and perfect to sip on while dipping your toes in the pool at sunset. Think raspberries, mint and a squeeze of lime combined with the sweet, rich taste of Sedgwick’s. Bring on the holidays!
The new cocktails have really cool, old school names, like The Charles Shandy, The Undine’s Hero and The James Regent. I had a taste of them all and my favourite is definitely The Undine’s Hero. A combination of ginger beer, Sedgwick’s, lemon and fresh mint – the perfect thirst quencher. Second best, for me, is The Sedgwick’s Lane which is made with fresh raspberries, muddled with sugar, cranberry juice and a double shot of Sedgwick’s. Mmm, delicious!
The food was tasty and in easy to enjoy portions. It included mini boerewors rolls, seared tuna, veggies rolls and pork belly skewers. There was MORE than enough food and no one left the party hungry, that’s for sure. Self proclaimed gypsy jazz band, Manouche, entertained with hip and swinging tunes.