• 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.

    Smoky hot cross flip

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


    • 1 whole raw organic egg
    • 40ml peated whiskey
    • 20ml pale dry Sherry
    • 25ml hot cross syrup (recipe here)
    • mini speckled chocolate eggs, to garnish



    Use an egg topper to open the egg. Pour out the contents and reserve. Rinse the eggshell, allow to dry, then spray-paint it gold.


    In a cocktail shaker, combine the egg with all the other ingredients. Top up with ice and shake hard for 15 – 20 seconds. Strain through a fine strainer into a small, chilled wine glass.


    Garnish by placing the gold eggshell on top, filled with the mini speckled chocolate eggs. Serve.

    Imka Webb

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