It is no secret that I am a huge Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky fan! I got hooked a couple of years ago and it is definitely my ‘go to’ whisky – whether it is enjoying it on ice or in whisky cocktails. Awarded the accolade of “World’s Best Grain Whisky” and the inspiring success story (with Master Distiller Andy Watts at the helm), this is a truly proudly South African gem. Bain’s is deliciously smooth, easy-drinking and oh so versatile.
I was quite excited to hear the Bain’s teamed up with Sihle’s Brew, our very first individually black-owned coffee brand. I was even more stoked to see that Sihle’s Brew is based right here in Johannesburg: https://sihlesbrew.co.za/ This means that I will have to pop in for a visit soon, especially after having a mug or two of this excellent espresso!
To celebrate this collaboration, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky and Sihle’s Brew came up with an innovate cocktail called “CAPE MOUNTAIN BREW”. I had to opportunity to whip it up at home (thanks guys!!!), a grande finale to a fab weekend!
Without further ado, here we go:
Cape Mountain Brew
When I made this cocktail, I doubled up on the ingredients seeing that I was making cocktails for two. This recipe is for one cocktail though!
50 ml Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky
15 ml Wilson’s Toffee Syrup (supplied)
4 dashes Sihle’s Coffee Bitters (supplied)
Garnish: Naartjie peel
Add all the ingredients in the coffee plunger, using the lid to aerate.
Remove the lid, add ice and stir with a spoon for about 20 seconds. Replace the plunger lid and strain over ice. Gently squeeze the oils from the naartjie skin over the drink, place naartjie (or dehydrated naartje slice) in the glass and serve.
Okay, I changed the method a liiiiittle bit! I mixed the drink with ice in a cocktail shaker and poured it into the glass with ice and a slice of naartjie.
The combination of Bain’s Whisky with the coffee and toffee syrup and naartjie was just delicious! I really enjoyed this cocktail!
A huge thanks to Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky and Sihle’s Brew for this delicious treat!