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StrangeLove Secret Cocktail Recipes for you to enjoy at home!

13 March 2023

  • Photo Credit: SL Clover Clubs by Warren Heath

The recently opened StrangeLove Cocktail Lounge shared their Negroni and Clover Club cocktail recipes with us.

It’s the perfect way for you to enjoy a delicious cocktail in the comfort of your own home.

The StrangeLove Negroni:

50ml Mediterranean Gin
40ml Campari
40ml sweet vermouth or Capertif
A slice or big zest of orange for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well chilled.
Strain into an ice filled tumbler

Garnish with a large zest of orange

The Clover Club:

60ml Hope African Botanical Gin
1 egg white
15ml fresh lemon juice
15ml raspberry syrup

Garnish with speared raspberries

For the raspberry syrup, muddle 3 or 4 fresh raspberries with 15ml simple syrup.
Add the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake well.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass garnished with some speared raspberries

In a world of informal bars and pre-mixed spritzers, the brand-new StrangeLove Cocktail Lounge in Salt River stands out for its distinctive offering of small-batch hand-distilled vodka, gin, agave spirit, rhum agricole (sugarcane-juice rum), and campari-style African Amaro, and its unique menu of curated cocktail and mini-food pairings.

The cocktail lounge, sited in what was Hope Distillery’s mezzanine-level tasting room, features pared-back Scandi furnishings in dark hues, lush greenery and wooden finishes. While resident mixologist Decks serves up the carefully selected array of cocktails — which can also be paired with meals from the StrangeLove à la carte snack menu — in their own cocktail glasses, customers in the generous open-plan space can take in the bird’s-eye view over the distillery and its vast copper stills, and get a glimpse into the story behind the spirits they sip.

StrangeLove Cocktail Lounge opened on 9 February 2023, and welcomes cocktail afficionados between 17h00 and 22h30 on Thursdays and Fridays. Seating is limited to 30 a night – walk-ins will be accommodated if there is space available, but bookings are highly recommended.

Click HERE for further details!