How does a cocktail festival during Cape Town’s balmy summer season sound to you? If the thought of trying the best local and international cocktails, attending cocktail masterclasses and bar-hopping with the city’s glitterati gets your heart aflutter then SA cocktail is an essential addition to your social calendar.

The Low-Down

It all kicks off with the Grand Street Party on the 29th of February. Expect DJs, games and, of course, plenty of cocktails. The theme is “The Grand White Street Party” so dress appropriately.

Get spirited away with over 30 spirit brands like Cruz Vodka, Galliano, Jim Beam, Passoã, Leonvista Gin, Hendricks Gin, Tequila Patron, Absolut Vodka, Arbikie Gin, Bacardi, Don Papa, and Tanqueray. There will be Mixology Masterclasses where you can learn the art of the perfect cocktail, food and cocktail pairings, a line-up of local performers such as Yanga Sobetwa, Jarrad Rickets, Pascal & Pearce, Strange Loving and more.

Venue: 24 Waterkant Street, Cape Town

Time: 11am to 10.30pm

Cost: R195 to R275 | R300 at the door