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The GH Cocktail Challenge

It’s all about creating customised cocktails this summer



Bartender extraordinaire Dominic Walsh has twice represented SA in international competitions – first as the national winner of the Angostura Aromatic Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge in Trinidad and Tobago, then as a finalist at the Tahona Society in Mexico. Here Dom makes a cocktail especially for GH, with the sublime Hendrick’s Gin.


Send your GH cocktail, with pic, to leah@assocmedia.co.za, and we’ll feature the winning creations on our site.


The GH Summer Sundowner



50ml Hendrick’s Gin

37,5ml fresh grapefruit juice

25ml Earl Grey syrup (very easy to make – see below)

2 sprigs of thyme

splash tonic water



  1. Place all the ingredients in a glass, excluding the tonic water. (I used a metal mug, but a normal glass will do just fine.)
  2. Top with crushed ice.
  3. Stir vigorously.
  4. Splash with tonic water.
  5. Garnish with thyme sprigs and grapefruit zest.


Earl Grey Syrup



150ml boiling water

150ml white sugar

3 Earl Grey tea bags



  1. Place all the ingredients in a coffee mug and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove the tea bags.

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