Distinctive bottle

With many alcohol-free alternatives to choose from, making it through a summer braai doesn’t have to be boring or force you to drink soda water from a wine glass. While that may trick your brain into believing you’re drinking the real thing why not be creative.

Gin lovers should try Musgrave Crafted Spirits. Just recently they launched INSPIRIT – an aromatic, alcohol-free infusion made with 12 rare botanicals inspired by the ancient spice route of Africa. After many hours of tinkering and experimenting INSPIRIT smells as good as the real thing. It’s distinctive flavour and pink colour is a light and elegant alternative to Musgrave’s other botanical offerings.It is Infused with cardamom and juniper notes that complement those of African ginger, lime, and grains of paradise, giving it a harmonious and fragrant finish.

“INSPIRIT is all about finding the balance. Whether you’re looking to cut down on calories or stick to a fitness routine, consuming less alcohol can really help to maintain a balanced lifestyle. It then makes those days when you do enjoy a Musgrave Original Gin or Pink Gin cocktail, that more special.” Says Simone Musgrave, the founder of Musgrave Crafted Spirits.. How truie.

Try these inventive alcohol-free cocktails.

 

Delicious

ROADHOUSE SHAKE

DESCRIPTION

This grown-up take on a roadhouse shake is a chilled crème-based gin fizz that sings with blackberry and rosewater flavours. Rosy, lemony, creamy and cheeky.

INGREDIENTS

  • 50ml Musgrave Inspirit
  • 2 bar spoons of Blackberry jam
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 15ml Fresh lemon Juice
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 25ml fresh cream
  • Tonic

METHOD

Add all the ingredients except the tonic into a shaker, stir and add lots of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Double strain into a chilled glass and top with chilled tonic water.

 

OK! So its warm.

 

ROSE AND HIBISCUS TEA NEGRONI

DESCRIPTION

A hot aperitif that will fill the air with aromas of mulled spices, hibiscus and deep citrus.

 

Glass: Brandy balloon

 

Add all ingredients to a heatproof balloon glass. Heat glass with chef’s torch. Suspend on a tumbler glass and serve first 2 ingredients to mug and fill with hot coffee and stir. Layer an orange oil infused whipped cream on top.

INGREDIENTS

  • Quill
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • Sweet hibiscus tea
  • 50ml of Musgrave Inspirit

METHOD

Special Prep: Sweet Hibiscus Tea: make 400ml hibiscus tea (about 2 teaspoon loose leaf tea) Add 100ml sugar syrup.

GARNISH

  • Cinnamon Stick and a slice of orange