Three Refreshing Drinks for Summer

In South Africa, locals, as well as tourists, love spending their days outside. We thrive on soaking in the sun and enjoying the warm summers of our continent. Yet, even us sun-lovers need refreshing summer drinks to break the heat.

The good news is that there’s a refreshing drink for everyone’s preference! From a herbal gin mixture to a drop of sweet wine on ice, these summer drinks are easy to make and the perfect refreshment on a warm summer’s afternoon.

Muscadel on Ice

Drop a few cubes of ice into your glass, and top it up with red or white muscadel… the result is an ice cold, sweet drink that instantly cools you. Looking for refreshing summer drinks with a little bit more flair? Add soda water with fresh berries and mint leaves for a muscadel cocktail.

Stock up on muscadel now! We recommend:

Mont Blois Pomphuis Muscadel 2016Ashton Red Muscadel 500ml
Bon Courage Red Muscadel 2018Rietvallei Red Muscadel 2017

G&T with a Twist

Drinking gin and tonic is hotter than summer, and even more so thanks to some new craft gins on the market. Combine your gin with an interesting flavour of tonic, and you’re halfway there. Now, simply add fresh ingredients like cucumber, lime, rosemary, rosewater, or even thyme. The result? Elegant and refreshing summer drinks to serve your guests.

Check out these craft gins available in our online store.

Six Dogs Karoo Gin | Vale Cucumber Gin | Zandvliet Clemengold Gin 500 ml | Bloedlemoen Gin


You can never go wrong with a bottle of bubbly. And in Robertson there are more than enough eloquent options of Methode Cap Classique to choose from. The best part of drinking bubbly to stay refreshed: you don’t even need to mix ingredients! Simply open the bottle, pour a glass, and appreciate the feeling of light bubbles as you sip on this refreshing summer drink.


Windfall Mendola MCC Blanc de Blanc 2015Weltevrede Philip Jonker Entheos Brut MCC
Graham Beck Blanc de Blanc MCC Vintage 2013 | Lords Brut Rosé

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