January 21, 2010 in Uncategorized
Today is the first gruelling day of the Hansa Powerade Duzi Canoe Race!! Carol and I have seconded her son Sebastian many times over the 3 hot and sweaty days of this wonderful race. We would load up the “kedunta-wa” with everything but the kitchen sink. Armed with food, tents, medical supplies, resin & fibreglass, extra paddles and the end of each day libations!!! Hundreds and hundreds of people rushing around the countryside – from Pietermartizburg all the way down to Blue Lagoon in Durban. The overnight camping spots were loads and loads of fun.
The commeradery is on the Duzi absolutely fantast! With complete strangers helping each other out with broken paddles and rudders etc. So, in honour of this race of champions - I am posting my latest cocktail creation – which i shall from hence forth refer to as The Duzi!!!
How do you know when you have mixed a successful cocktail you may ask …….. I’ll tell you how. You mix with the deftness of the famous apothecary Merlin, you decorate with more flair than South African fashion design guru Renato Palmi and you drink like our wine Ed Cathy Marston!!!! (hehehe … sorry Cathy). First you drink one and then another and then just for good measure, to be absolutely sure that you have the right mix you drink another. IF – you have managed to concoct a cocktail of great balance and fortitude you will notice that the decorations from one drink to the next – change somewhat!!! IF your cocktail is having the desired effect on all of your senses you will notice how your decorating ‘FLAIR” just get more and more fabulous!!! Mission accomplished!!
Check out THIS BABY for decorating talent!!!!!!!!!!
This is how they started off – elegant and
understated …. i would call this
Cocktail creating should be fun and provide a moment of
lunacy …. shouldn’t it!!!!
Add the following to your blender:
chopped kiwi fruit
the juice of two lemons
the beans from 1 vanilla pod
sugar – to taste
a dash of lime juice
Blend this up until nice and fruity and smooth
Pour into suitable glasses
and top up with crushed ice and your fave bubbly
In this case we used a bottle of
KWV sparkling, bubbly stuff
Decorate to your hearts content … and then decorate some more
I can’t quite remember the technical name of the bubbly
So i guess,
Good luck Sebastian – I hope the river is kind to you!!!!!!!!