• We’ve teamed up with award-winning South African mixologist, Owen O’Reilly, to bring you Easter-inspired cocktails… or hoptails, as we’re calling them.

    Owen holds the title of South Africa Bartender of the Year 2019 after representing the country as a finalist at the global World Class competition in Glasgow with contestants from 54 other countries.

    Enjoy shaking up his custom-made hoptails – we guarantee you’ll be a happy bunny.

    Carrot cake martini

    By Owen O’Reilly Serves: 1
    Total Time: 20 mins


    • 40ml gin
    • 10ml tawny Port
    • 35ml fresh carrot juice
    • 15ml carrot cake syrup (recipe here)
    • 1 bar spoon mascarpone
    • 1 bar spoon whole/crushed pecan nut, to garnish



    Combine all the ingredients, except for the pecan nut, in a shaker. Stir or whisk until the mascarpone has dissolved.


    Fill with ice and shake hard for 15 – 20 seconds. Fine-strain into a chilled martini/coupe glass.


    Garnish with the whole/crushed pecan nut.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com