Cocktail of the week

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Copy of cw krista INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Nick Shepherd of Sl�inte and the Krista cocktail. Picture: JEFFREY ABRAHAMS

Bar: Sláinte

Address: 34 Somerset Road, Cape Town

Contact: 021 418 5300

Cocktail: Krista

Price: R40

Ingredients: Passoa passion fruit liqueur, cold vodka, passion fruit purée and caramel-infused sugar cane extracts.

One would not normally associate colourful cocktails with an Irish pub, but Sláinte appears to have a few bright treats.

Barman Nick Shepherd makes a Krista, a thick, passion-fruit filled drink.

He makes it by shaking the ingredients and then fine straining the concoction. It is garnished with fresh granadilla and honey, and served in a martini glass.

It tasted fruity, although not with a sharp effect. The pretty presentation makes it more sip-friendly than a drink to gulp.

Shepherd says it is one of the most popular cocktails on the menu.

Sláinte has a long wooden bar. They have stout, Peroni, Carling Black Label and Castle Lager draughts. The bar is a comfy one with seats that have back rests and screens for sports broadcasts.

Smoking is outside and WiFi is free.

The bar is open daily from 11am to 2am. – Weekend Argus

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