Hope Negroni
Hope Negroni
LUXURIATE: Sip a gin drink while taking in views of Table Mountain.
LUXURIATE: Sip a gin drink while taking in views of Table Mountain.
SPOILT FOR CHOICE: A Geometric and tonic, above, and below, a Hope Negroni.
SPOILT FOR CHOICE: A Geometric and tonic, above, and below, a Hope Negroni.
LUXURIATE: Sip a gin drink while taking in views of Table Mountain. Pictured Geometric and Tonic drink
There is a new cocktail bar in town that comes with majestic views of the harbour and Table Mountain. This is where gin lovers can enjoy a variety of locally produced gins and tonics. A pop-up collaboration next to the V&A marina in an industrial chic setting between three Cape distillers,

The Gin Dock brings some of South Africa’s finest gins and African tonics to the V&A Waterfront for the summer, including a Mari Ocean Gin and artisanal offerings from Hope on Hopkins Distillery and Geometric Drinks Company.

What’s on offer?

* Expertly crafted gins with locally made, low-sugar, natural botanical tonics.

* Perfect martinis.

* Negronis.

* Daily cocktail inspirations.

* Non-alcoholic, low sugar, natural botanical tonics are also available.

* R65 for double-craft G&Ts (a drink that will cost you R110 in Bree Street).

* R70 for craft gin cocktails.

* A calm part of the Waterfront with a beautiful view, great music and a chilled environment away from the shopping frenzy.

The Hope Negroni cocktail recipe by Raphael Cristini

* Full up your glass with ice then add:

*30ml Hope Gin

*30ml Campari

*30ml Red Vemouth

* Stir for 20 seconds, serve with and orange zest


Upcoming events:

* Thursday, January 4: Meet the maker. Jean-Baptiste Cristini of Geometric Drinks will be at the Gin Dock from 4pm promoting Geometric Gin and Symmetry Tonic.

* Wednesday, January 10: Meet the maker. Lucy and Leigh Beard of Hope on Hopkins will be at the Gin Dock from 4pm promoting The Hope Gin Range.

* Friday January 12: Gin and Juice Hip Hop Night at the Gin Dock.


* The Gin Dock pop-up bar will be open until the end of February 2018. 

It’s at The Scheryn Pavilion, Bascule Bridge, V&A Waterfront.

Access from the Aquarium/Watershed/Food Market, walk towards the Cape Grace.

Connect with The Gin Dock on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thegindock/ and Facebook: The Gin Dock