Brandy Alexander Competition Winner

To celebrate Brandy Alexander Day on Tuesday 31 January, we attended a crash course in mixology at Cape Town’s trendy Shaker Bar School.

To share the good fortune, we asked our readers to share their own unique Brandy Alexander cocktail creation.

After careful consideration, we chose Ernst Lubbe and the cocktail he calls the Fynbos Glass Martini. For his efforts, Ernst wins a bottle of Van Ryn’s 10-year old Vintage brandy and two brandy sniffer glasses, valued at approximately R500.

Want to try it out for yourself? The ingredients and method are below.


50ml Brandy Alexander brandy

50ml Rooibos tea

12.5ml Sugar syrup

12.5ml Fresh lemon juice

12.5ml Butlers Ginger Liqueur

1 Teaspoon honey


Chill a martini glass

Shake all the ingredients together and strain into the chilled glass

Garnish with a lemon twist

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