Citizen Reporter
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21 Sep 2021
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Four proudly South African cocktail recipes to celebrate Heritage Day

Citizen Reporter

Try these proudly South African cocktail recipes this Heritage Day for your get-togethers this long weekend.

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The long weekend is fast approaching, and many of us will probably go to Heritage Day celebrations. If you are hosting luncheons and get-togethers, these cocktail recipes will make the day even more special.

We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Heritage Day than supporting local brands.

Four proudly South African cocktail recipes to try this Heritage Day

SA Groni

What makes this groni special is the bloedlemoen gin. It’s a handcrafted South African small-batch local gin made from tarocco blood oranges, locally sourced from the Western Cape.

Bloedlemoen gin cocktail. Picture: Supplied


  • 25ml Bloedlemoen Gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Full Cream Sherry


  1. 1 twist of orange peel garnish (Pro tip: use a potato peeler)
  2. Stir all ingredients together and strain into a tumbler glass with a big block of ice.
  3. Take the twist and squeeze the oil over the drink.

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Grace Mimosa

Grace Du Roi Sparkling Wines are a range of premium sparkling wines from Paarl in the Cape. The wines are known for their refreshing green-apple and pear character with a hint of raspberry and cream for the rosé wines.

This mimosa is great for any celebration, even more so on Heritage Day.

Mimosa cocktails. Picture: iStock


  • 60ml Orange juice
  • 120ml Grace du Roi White Gold Sparkling Wine


Fill a champagne flute one-third full of freshly squeezed orange juice and top up with ice-cold Grace du Roi White Gold.

Cream orange twist

Another proudly SA produce wine-based cream aperitif is Cape Velvet and is known for its sweet, creamy texture and delicious taste.

Cape Velvet cocktail. Picture: Supplied


  • Cape Velvet Cream 
  • Twist of orange peel 

Pour into a large glass over ice and garnish with a twist of orange peel.

Abstinence Lemon Spritz

Abstinence Lemon Aperitif beverage is known for providing richness and complexity of flavour, without any alcohol.


  • 50ml Abstinence Lemon Aperitif 
  • 200ml Soda Water (can be substituted with Tonic)
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel


Pour Abstinence Lemon Aperitif over ice in a gin goblet or wine glass. Top with soda and garnish with fresh lemon peel.