|Denzel Heath, master mixologist, creates his |
Smoked Lime & Marmalade Havana Mojito masterpiece
Challenged with creating the perfect cocktail for the Southern Sun Montecasino hotel’s summer season,mixologist of the moment Denzel Heath, Head Trainer at Thirst Bar Services and one of the top 3 mixologists in South Africa, produced the Smoked Lime & Marmalade Havana Mojito — a refreshing new-look version of an old favourite traditionally concocted using white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint ...
Renowned for creating bespoke signature drinks to satisfy any client or guest’s thirst, and with 14 years’ local and international mixology experience, as well as numerous bartending accolades to his name, including the Bols Around The World 2013 and 2014 South African championship, Heath serves his Smoked Lime & Marmalade Havana Mojito taste-sensation by mixing lime, mint, rum, orange marmalade-flavoured soda water, and his special ingredient, rosemary-smoked brown sugar, all muddled and poured over crushed ice.
|The Smoked Lime & Marmalade Havana Mojito is best served with a |
dehydrated orange, lime wheel, sprig of mint and bombilla straw
“In general, the classic Mojito and different flavour variations are the most popular cocktails in South Africa,” says Heath. “The Smoked Lime and Marmalade Havana Mojito variation brings out the flavour of ex-Bourbon barrel-aged Havana Club Rum, and compliments it with the spicy orange flavours of the marmalade”.
|Heath’s Healer Whiskey Sours|
For those who prefer something stronger, Heath’s Healer Whiskey Sours and Sergeant Pepper Hearts Club are also causing a stir. Made using freshly crushed walnuts, walnut bitters, green apple puree and Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, the Healer Whiskey Sours is a unique fruit and nut combination, while the Sergeant Pepper Hearts Club is a refreshing take on the classic Sherry Cobbler, mixed using Absolute Raspberry vodka, pomegranate puree and black pepper.
|The sensational Sergeant Pepper Hearts Club cocktail, a delightful mix of |
Absolute Raspberry vodka, pomegranate puree and black pepper.
Although these 2 cocktails are not available on the Southern Sun Montecasino’s Sundowners on the Deck menu just yet, you can make them for yourself at home. Watch Thirsty Barman for the recipes when they come available.
It’s Friday afternoon, summer’s back, the sun’s out and you’re looking for the best way to start the weekend. Make Southern Sun Montecasino’s vibrant deck your first stop – sit back, relax and ease into the weekend with complimentary canapés, live entertainment, a round of Smoked Lime & Marmalade Havana Mojitos — and then let us know what you think @MontecasinoZA and @ThirstyBarman.
|Heaths mixes his Healer Whiskey Sours using freshly crushed walnuts, |
walnut bitters, green apple puree and Jameson’s Irish Whiskey
Southern Sun Montecasino’s Sundowners on the Deck happens every Friday between 15:00 and 18:00. For details, visit montecasino.co.za. For general enquires or to book a table at the Southern Sun Montecasino, please call 011 367 4367.