Set in the heart of Cape Town, the Mount Nelson hotel enjoys a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain and is fondly known amongst locals as “The Nellie”. The Planet Bar is the perfect place to meet for a Cape Town Gin cocktail.


50 ml Cape Town Classic Dry Gin
3 Blackberries
2 Sage leaves
Sprig of thyme
100 ml Tonic water


Add the blackberries and sage leaves in a big stemless wine glass and muddle to release the flavours. Pour the Cape Town Classic Dry Gin and fill half the glass with ice. Top up with Indian tonic water and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.