Cock­tail Cor­ner

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODDRINKING -

Bar: Cocoa Oola Ad­dress: 100 Kloof Street, Tam­boer­skloof Con­tact: 021 422 3638 Cock­tail: Moscow Mango Mint Price: R35 In­gre­di­ents: Mango juice, mint leaves, vodka and ice THIS sim­ple drink has the right amount of fruit in it, so you can for­give your­self for in­dulging.

It’s a lit­tle hefty on the vodka, us­ing two full shots of Smirnoff.

Man­ager At­tie van Wyk says they make the drink by blend­ing the in­gre­di­ents and then pour­ing it into a hur­ri­cane glass. This is gar­nished with mint. The drink is thick and chunky at the top and slushier lower down with mint flavours com­ing through.

Van Wyk says the Moscow Mango Mint is a pop­u­lar evening drink all year round.

Cocoa Oola is perched high up Kloof Street, on a cor­ner across from Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck.

If it is warm out, sit on the out­side bench fit­ted just be­low one of their win­dows. In­side, there are a few leg­less ta­bles sus­pended by chains.

Cocoa Oola is open from 7am to 11pm, Mon­days to Satur­days, and 8am to 10pm on Sun­days. On Fri­days, there’s a half-price spe­cial on draughts from 6pm to 7pm. – Wendyl Martin


RUS­SIAN FLAVOUR: Cocoa Oola waitress Tanaka Haru­fundi with the Moscow Mango Mint.

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