Cock­tail Cor­ner

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODDRINKING -

Restau­rant: Frères Bistro Ad­dress: Shop 1A 42 Hans Stri­j­dom Av­enue, Fore­shore Hours: 021 418 1609 Twit­ter: @Fr­eresBistro Cock­tail: Fish Ea­gle Rio Price: R45 In­gre­di­ents: Fish Ea­gle Brandy, fresh cuts of lime, su­gar syrup SIM­PLE, but re­fresh­ing, Frères Bistro on the Fore­shore of­fers this brandy cock­tail as part of the Ur­ban Brandy Cock­tail Route move­ment.

Man­ager Daniel Fox says he first places lime cuts in a tum­ber and tops them with crushed ice. In a shaker, he mud­dles lime, brandy and syrup, then strains it over the crushed ice. It’s a sim­ple, sweet way to en­joy Fish Ea­gle brandy. Fox rec­om­mends this drink for those who en­joy a mo­jito.

Frères Bistro is tak­ing part in the grow­ing route that aims to cel­e­brate brandy as the base of cock­tail cre­ations. It started off as a mod­ern ex­ten­sion of the R62 and Western Cape Brandy Routes. The Ur­ban Brandy Cock­tail Route now has restau­rants across Cape Town and new routes are planned for Joburg and Cape Town.

The restau­rant is a cute French style bistro, next to Col’Cac­chio on the Fore­shore, that has been open for nine months and is mak­ing good progress. Hav­ing a cor­ner spot doesn’t hurt and nei­ther does their amaz­ing onion soup.

They have free WiFi and are open from noon to 10pm from Tues­days to Fri­days and 6pm to 10pm on Satur­days. – WendylMartin Twit­ter:@WendylMartin

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