2020 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge winning cocktails to make at home

2020 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge winning cocktails to make at home
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The winners of the 2020 Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge were announced on 3 March at the Taj Cape Town’s Bombay Brasserie, bringing new energy and hope to the hospitality industry which has suffered devastating damage during the past year. The categories encompassed a wide field of hospitality talent including concierges, wine stewards, baristas, bakers, chefs, pastry chefs and gave the opportunity for a number of interesting cocktails. Here are the recipes to try at home:

PASSION FRUIT SUNSET

  • Presented by Keegan Terry, Belmond Mount Nelson

50 ml Three Ships Select Whisky

25 ml Rooibos tea syrup

15 ml lemon juice

30 ml passion fruit liqueur

1 fresh egg white

Add all ingredients in a shaker. Dry shake first to incorporate air. Add ice to the shaker and shake again for max 30 secs, just to chill the cocktail.Pour into a chilled cocktail coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lemon slice or a twist of lemon peel.

 

SEA SOUR COCKTAIL

  • Presented by Justice Zondo, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

 

50 ml Scottish Leader Whisky

50 ml Sour mix (lemon juice, lime juice and syrup)

Pinch of Khoisan Sea Salt

  • Stir for 30 seconds with ice. Serve in a chilled whisky glass with twisted lemon zest for garnish.

 

 

 

SENZA CRUZ

  • Presented by Emile Liebenberg, The Liz McGrath Collection

“My inspiration for the name - taking a sip of the cocktail awakens your senses (Senza) while drifting away cruising (Cruz) on your yacht.”

50 ml Cruz Vodka
25 ml Rosemary & Lime Syrup
25 ml Gudgu Elderflower Cordial
50 ml S. Pellegrino Essenza (Dark Morello Cherry & Pomegranate)
¼ fresh lime
Ice

  • Add 6 - 8 blocks of ice in a tumbler.  Add ingredients and stir slightly. Top up with 50 ml S. Pellegrino Essenza, add a squeeze of  fresh lime and garnish with fresh mixed berries.
  • 2020 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge winning cocktails to make at home
  • 2020 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge winning cocktails to make at home
  • 2020 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge winning cocktails to make at home

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