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tigers milk – its a cocktail and its a restaurant

Tigers Milk - its a cocktail

I was introduced to this cocktail at the opening of the fabulous new Tigers Milk on Long street in Cape Town and it was love at first sip. Its got tequila, sharp lime flavours and an undertone of coriander with a hint of chilli. Coconut milk and fresh pineapple juice smooth things out making this my new favorite tequila drink.

Tigers Milk, Long Street, Cape Town

Tigers Milk, Long Street, Cape Town

Tigers Milk  or leche de tigre, is the Peruvian name for the marinade used to cure cerviche. Basically the delicious juice that is left behind when you eat this stunning seafood dish, and one of my absolute obsessions (heres my recipe for it). This cocktail takes aspects of these flavours and makes it more drinkable. You can adjust the quantities to suit your taste buds. Add more tequila and lime if you like it stronger and less pineapple juice if you dont want it too sweet. I played around with the ingredients a few times and came up with something I really like. Or, if you are in Cape Town, pop on over to Tigers Milk and get them to make you their version.

The mushroom burger at Tigers Milk, Long Street, Cape Town

I shot some of the menu and stunning interior at this funky new Cape town spot last week, and these are my pics. The food is unashamedly ‘dude food’ and exactly what I like to eat when I’m out for a few drinks. The burgers are delicious and if you like truffle, the truffle mushroom burger with bacon is insanely good. Served with home-made french fries which makes all the difference. The pizzas are baked in a wood fired oven and have crispy thin bases and tasty toppings such as lamb shank and pork belly. They do steak, ribs and prawns and a few other delicious things. Bar food with a bit of class. Continue Reading →

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pomegranate and ginger spritzer

pomegranate and ginger spritzer

pomegranate and ginger spritzer

I’m on a bit of a pomegranate vibe at the moment, I simply cant get enough of them. They are in full season so I’m buying them whenever I can.

They are a fairly inconsistent fruit in terms of taste. Sometimes the seeds are awesome and burst in your mouth and dissipate. Other times they seem to have more fibres in the seeds, and land up being a bit chewy after they have bust. Sometimes they are sweeter, and sometimes they can be bitter.

Making a juice and a cordial from them solves all these issues. Continue Reading →

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the perfect paloma cocktail

the perfect paloma cocktail

The Paloma is the most popular tequila based cocktail in Mexico and if you struggle to drink tequila cocktails because they bring back too many dreadful memories of drunken student days and debauchery, this might just be the alternative. Continue Reading →

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patron xo cafe ice cream

Getting the ‘bee in my bonnet’ about making this ice cream happened a couple of months ago at a party where everyone was throwing the Patron XO cafe’s down their throats like there was no tomorrow.  I was sipping mine and savouring the gorgeous silky, sweet, coffee nectar. I’m still trying to educate (mainly male) friends that tequila of this caliber needs to be consumed gently, like whiskey.

Anyway during the conversation the friend who’s birthday it was suggested it would be nice with ice cream. I said I love making ice cream and would create a Patron XO ice cream in his honour. So that is how it all got started.

My first attempt didn’t work out because the alcohol content was too high and it didn’t freeze. It can be quite tricky adding booze to frozen desserts. I also needed to adjust the sugar levels.  However this failed prototype – which I blended with milk – made a wicked milkshake. I don’t like anything to go to waste. Continue Reading →

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