As the festive season draws near, you may be looking for ways to keep your guests full, and of course, merry. But how do you get it just right for spirit-lovers who enjoy whisky, vodka or gin?

Learning how to host a delicious canapé and signature cocktail evening may be the perfect answer. Here’s why:

With cocktails, you have endless options of tailor-made drinks. If, however, you’re not quite the spirit connoisseur who knows the difference between single malts and blends, it’s best to always invest in trusted, world-class spirit brands as the foundation of your cocktails, which makes it easier to build on flavours.

Diageo Reserve Portfolio offers a list of premium spirits to create unforgettable cocktails to impress true spirit-lovers. These include luxury spirits such as Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Bulleit Bourbon, Cardhu Single Malt Whisky, Ron Zacapa Rum and Tanqueray No. 10 Gin.

When pairing cocktails with delectable canapés, you’ve got a memorable, sophisticated experience in the making. Canapés allow you to offer an array of finger snacks that cater to different tastes and ages. They are also easy to eat, giving guests the freedom to mingle around while nibbling. Lastly, if you’re serving these prior to dinner, it buys you time to add the finishing touches to the main dish.

Whisky Live

Donald Colville, the Global Brand Ambassador of Diageo Reserve Portfolio, renowned for delivering luxury brand experiences locally and abroad, will grace our shores to host Whisky Appreciation and Cocktail Masterclasses at the Sandton Convention Centre from 8-10 November 2017 as part of the World Class Cocktail Week, a seven-day luxury consumption experience that celebrates the craft of bartending.

Partnering with eight top venues across Johannesburg to bring a food-pairing component to elevate the drinking experience, cocktail enthusiasts will get to learn and experience the art of cocktail-making like never before. These venues include exclusive hotels such as Da Vinci and The Maslow, as well as top Johannesburg restaurants, Gemelli, Marble, The Landmark, Milk and Honey and Social Kitchen.

Make sure not to miss it and leave with the expert lessons in creating your special whisky and canapé evening experience your guests will remember.

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