Musgrave Christmas Cocktails Recipes

This Christmas, Musgrave Crafted Spirits invites gin and brandy lovers to visit their first concept store located at We are EGG in Cavendish Square in Claremont (Cape Town). Tastings will be on offer, and visitors can interact with our bar staff, purchase our new Musgrave INSPIRIT 0% and even take a selfie at the bar which boasts an extravagant floral bouquet in shades of pink and red bringing to life the essence of Musgrave.

Join Musgrave Pink Sessions at We are EGG between 12-7pm as well as Saturday 12-4pm where you can purchase a R50 tasting voucher which includes 1 x Inspirit perfect serve cocktail, and 1 x Musgrave Gin & Brandy tasting of your choice. Keep an eye on our Instagram page for any changes.

Must try Cocktails from Musgrave

Fruit Cake Martini

Description: A traditional Gin Sour with a swirl of Honey & Nut syrup, kissed with a soft

orange foam and garnished with a subtle nutmeg crunch.

A Musgrave Gin Sour with Honey and Nut Syrup.

Special Prep: Honey and Nut Syrup: Roast a cup of raw mixed nuts on a hot pan with 10

cardamom pods, add one cup of raw honey and bring to boil, add a cup of water and simmer

on low heat. Allow to cool and bottle.

Glass: Rocks glass / Coupe Glass

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker with lots of ice. Shake hard for 15 seconds. Strain

over big block of ice or into chilled coupe glass

Measure Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Musgrave 11
  • 25 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 25ml Honey and Nut syrup
  • 3 dashes of Orange bitters
  • 3 dash Angostura bitters

Garnish: Nutmeg Grate and chopped nuts


Christmas Spiced Tea Negroni

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


Description: a warmed negroni with spice and a classic orange notes and the tart delicate


Special Prep: Sweet Hibiscus Tea: make 400ml hibiscus tea (about 2 teaspoon loose leaf

tea) Add 100 ml sugar syrup.

Glass: Brandy balloon

Method: Add all ingredients to a heatproof balloon glass. Heat glass with chef’s torch and set

alight while swirling (be careful). 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.

Measure Ingredients:

  • 35 ml Musgrave rose
  • 25 ml rosso vermouth (Martini)
  • Orange bitter
  • Aromatic bitters
  • 1 orange slice
  • Half cinnamon quill
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • Sweet hibiscus tea
  • Garnish: Cinnamon Stick and a slice of orange


 Festive Gin Shake

Description: Something fun & frivolous for our ginthusiast ; this grown-up take on a roadhouse

shake is a chilled creme-based gin fizz that sings with blackberry and rosewater flavours.

Description: Rosey, Lemony, creamy and cheeky.

Special prep:

Glass: Collins or highball glass

Method: Add all ingredients except for Tonic to a shaker, stir and add lots of ice and shake

hard for 15 seconds. Double strain into chilled glass and top with chilled tonic water.

Measure ingredients:

  • 50 ml Musgrave Rose
  • 2 barspoons of Blackberry jam
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 15 ml Fresh lemon Juice
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 25 ml fresh cream
  • Fill Tonic

Garnish: Rosemary sprig and 1 winterberry

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