De Krans Port cocktails for summer

Saturday, 16 February, 2013
De Krans
South African summers are synonymous with sundowners, cocktails and spending time with friends, be it at the beach, at the pool, or simply in the comfort of your home.
De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in the quaint picturesque town of Calitzdorp along Route 62 in the Little Karoo, has embraced the diversity of its award-winning ports. Taking the enjoyment of ports to a new level, winemaking team Boets and Stroebel Nel, with the assistance of mixologists have created a selection of delicious port cocktails, affording port lovers the opportunity to enjoy their favourite drink throughout the year.

To ensure that their consumers do not miss out on the opportunity, each of their Pink and Cape Ruby port bottles are enrobed in a unique ‘cocktail jacket’ this summer, bearing the recipes of these easy cocktails.

Some of the fun recipes include:

Ginger Up
Pour De Krans Pink Port in a highball glass filled with crushed ice, a shot of Gin, a dash of bitters and topped up with ginger beer. The perfect thirst quencher for summer!

Pink Sunset
Pour De Krans Pink Port and chilled iced tea in equal amounts into a tall glass. Add sliced strawberries and crushed ice or ice cubes – a great sunset punch!

Porto Urbano

Pour equal parts of De Krans Cape Ruby Port and cranberry juice into a Martini glass, and add a dash of lime cordial and some crushed ice. Garnish with orange peel and maraschino cherry.

Ruby Port Sparklers
One or two tablespoons of chocolate liqueur with chilled De Krans Cape Ruby Port in a champagne flute. Top up with some sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon-zest strip.

To take advantage of these fun cocktails and be a hit with your friends, be sure to visit your local retail outlet. For more information visit or email

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