THE LIQUOR EXPERT
One of the hottest cocktails for summer is the classic Italian Aperol Spritz. It’s easy, bitter and refreshing. If you want to serve a non-alcoholic option, a Sangria-style drink is great.
There are many excellent local bubblies. A great bargain buy is Suikerbossie Brut NV, a middle-of-the-range option is Le Lude Brut Reserve NV and if budget isn’t an option, go for High Constantia Clos Andre 2010.
Consider a gin bar. Include a selection of gins, different fruit and herb garnishes. My two favourite distillers are Hope On Hopkins and Jorgensen’s.
Choose a likeable craft beer, like a lager or pilsner. I love Citizen Patriot and CBC Pilsner.