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Wordly Classics to Shake Things Up

Looking for a reason to get out and be glam this winter? Well ladies, I have just the treat for you!

Did you know that InterContinental have launched a bespoke selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages?

Together with renowned mixologist, Nick Braun, prepare to experience Worldly Classics Cocktails at their very best!

Each cocktail has been designed and refined with its own unique twist to bring you classic cocktails that capture the glamour and romance of luxury travel.

To give you a little taste of what you can expect, here’s a sneak at Seven InterContinental Worldly Classics Cocktails that feature on their bar menus in South Africa and across the world;

Martini – A legacy cocktail with an air of refined panache, it should be stirred, never shaken, to retain its clarity and composure. After all it is suave and debonair, crisp and dry.

Negroni – This iconic aperitivo is the very definition of balance and simplicity. It’s sweet yet bitter and most certainly timeless, and still served the way Mr Negroni intended.

Caiprinha – Made from a raw sugarcane spirit that once sparked a revolution. Traditionally flavoured with muddled limes, it’s potent, light and refreshing.

Hemingway – Created at El Floridita, Cuba, in honour of Ernest Hemingway, a regular at the bar whose consumption of un-sugared, strong cocktails was legendary amongst staff and drinking companions.

Cobbler – Without a doubt the Cobbler was ‘the most popular beverage in the country’ in the early 19th Century. A mix of sherry, sugar syrup and orange it was the earliest drink to be consumed over ice.

Philadelphia Fish House Punch – Dating back to the 1730s, the Fish House Punch was first prepared by members of the Schuylkill Fishing Company and feature Cognac, Peach Liquor, sugar syrup and black tea

Boulevardier – Often considered cousin to the more widely-known Negroni, this mix of Bourbon, Campari and mixed Vermouth actually pre-dates the Negroni by two decades.

For those who enjoy the glamour of sipping on cocktails sans the alcohol, these non-alcoholic Worldly Classics will sure excite your tastebuds;

Rosemary Lemonade  A refreshing herbal twist on a simple summer favourite featuring fresh lemon juice, rosemary syrup and sparkling water

Florodorette  A non-alcoholic twist on a classic cocktail featuring raspberry syrup, lime and ginger ale, the Florodorette is sure to be a crowd favourite

Pineapple Pressé  A deliciously tangy welcome to paradise with pineapple juice, fresh passionfruit, almond and lime.

Mr Basil – Fruity and light with a herbal twist, the Mr Basil delights with flavours of cranberry and apple juice topped with lemonade and fragrant fresh basil.

Honey Apple Julep  Apple juice with honey syrup and fresh mint leaves makes for a soothing and refreshing beverage.

Enjoy a Little Luxury

What goes perfectly with a classic cocktail you ask? Stylish cuisine of course!

That’s why InterContinental are giving all guests who purchase from their Worldly Classics selection a complimentary canape from their specially curated selection.

Best enjoyed in the lap of luxury, overlooking the Johannesburg and Sandton skylines at InterContinental® Hotel Sandton Towers and InterContinental® Johannesburg OR Tambo.

I don’t know about you gals, but I’m dying to experience this!


Dimi Ingle
Dimi Ingle

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