There’s something about a great cocktail that can take you from stressed and highly strung to holiday mode in three seconds flat. Enjoying a delicious cocktail is the easiest way to take an instant holiday without all that fuss of getting on a plane and there are loads of great cocktail places waiting to be explored in Joburg. To inspire you to get sipping we’ve chosen 5 of our most favourite cocktails from all over Jozi – whether you enjoy something sweet, sour, light or heavy, there’s something for everyone.

Pineapple Express – R75, Churchills, Melrose Arch.

Pineapple Express cocktail

A mélange of light and dark rum, together with Malibu for this South American delight, transfused with exotic juices and Churchill’s secret spice. For more information visit the Churchills website

Salted Caramel & Popcorn Martini – R75, Churchills, Melrose Arch.

Salted Caramel & Popcorn Martini

Churchills Bar signature cocktail, freshly muddled salted popcorn infused with caramel sauce, Absolut Vodka and a splash of fresh cream. For more information visit the Churchills website

Strawberry & Vanilla G&T – R55, Social on Main, Bryanston

Strawberry & Vanilla G&T

Social on Main is well-known for their speciality G&T menu but it’s their Strawberry & Vanilla G&T that gets top marks in our books. The perfect G&T with whole strawberries, vanilla nectar, and Bombay Sapphire gin! For more information visit the Social on Main website.

Clover Club Cocktail – R65, The Landmark, Bryanston

Clover Club Cocktail

With Tanqueray, raspberry and lemon, this delicious cocktail is a classic citrus treat. For more information visit the Landmark website.

Oracle Cocktail – price on request, Marble, Rosebank

Oracle Cocktail

If you’re trying to consume less alcohol then you’ll love this non-alcoholic Oracle Cocktail with pineapple, sage, salt, lemon juice, egg whites and apple juice. For more information visit the Marble website.