SPONSORED: 2 floral-inspired cocktails to welcome in spring

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SPONSORED: 2 floral-inspired cocktails to welcome in spring

Just in time for spring, Whitley Neill has two florally-inspired drinks to celebrate their exceptional handcrafted gins.


Whitley Neill, the UK’s current number one selling premium gin, has created a range that skillfully blends and balances rare African botanicals and unusual aromatics. The handcrafted gins highlight how English heritage and South African flavours pair well together. In addition to the original variant, they’re also known for their locally exclusive protea and hibiscus, as well as the award-winning aloe and cucumber variants.

Adding to this, they’ve recently launched other equally exciting variants such as blackberry, blood orange, and the soon to be launched rhubarb and ginger flavour. Whitley Neill brings together eight generations of expertise to craft a gin perfect for those who love an international feel but crave a local taste.

Whitley Neill’s protea and hibiscus flavoured gin, exclusively available in South Africa, is a handcrafted gin of exceptional quality, inspired by the wild and natural beauty of Africa’s landscape. The protea and hibiscus flavours combine to bring distinctive floral notes to create a smooth gin with a unique and remarkable taste that reflects the majestic beauty of the two flowers.

Simple serve suggestions:
Hall & Bramley Indian tonic, pink tonic and purple tonic.


Combine 50 ml Whitley Neill protea and hibiscus gin with Lamb & Watt basil tonic or Hall & Bramley purple tonic, 20 ml lemon juice, 20 ml Chambord (blackberry liqueur), 50 ml fresh strawberry juice and top up with either soda water or lemonade and garnish with fresh strawberries.


In a tall glass, mix  50 ml Whitley Neill protea and hibiscus gin, Lamb & Watt hibiscus tonic or Hall & Bramley pink tonic, 15 ml Elderflower cordial, 20 ml cranberry juice, 20 ml lemon juice and a sprig of thyme.


Whitley Neill Gin supports responsible drinking and is a proud member of  Aware.org.za.
Not for persons under 18.


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