Explore Cape Town’s Brandy Route


Cape Town city slickers and sophisticated drinkers take note; wine isn’t the only way you can savour the Cape’s grapes. You can also enjoy them as a brandy!

Not sure where exactly to start? We’ve got a list of go-to places for the seasoned connoisseur or those keen for a quick cocktail carousal. It’s called Urban Brandy Cocktail Route, your venue guide to South Africa’s finest brandies…

Cape Town’s Amber Route

Think brandy, think coke, right? Not any more! SA Brandy is bringing sophistication to South Africa’s favourite spirit one drink at a time. What started as a single brandy-based cocktail at a Cape Town restaurant two years ago has exploded into a spirited revolution! Since then, select bars, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs across Cape Town feature specially crafted cocktails with a premium South African brandy at its base.

Brandy-Based Cocktails

SA Brandy and a few UBCR venues have given this old-school spirit a facelift. With a bit of sugar, spice and everything nice, they’ve created a series of unique brandy-based cocktails that infuse everything from fresh fruit and locally-lekker produce to indulgent cream. And with names like ‘Ama-lekkerlicious’, ‘Afropolitan’ and ‘the Fynbos’, these cocktails are tasty tribute to the country’s best brandies!


Tipsy? Take a Taxi!

While these tours aren’t open to the public, you can get your fix by choosing from a host of Cape Town venues the UBCR has earmarked for their top tipples. Here are the latest trendy hotspots on their list. Don’t want to be the designated driver? Then be sure to book a Rikkis online or call 0861RIKKIS to get a lift there and back. You’ll be happy to know that Rikkis is also the official transport partner for the UBCR

Also, if you’re in a mixologist mood, you can try your hand at making these cocktails at home. Here are the recipes.

What’s that you were saying about a night out? Go ahead and get into the UBCR spirit!

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