Cucumber, Mint & Black Currant G&T

With Christmas behind us it’s on to New Year’s Party planning and we’ve got your summer sipping sorted, thanks to Chef Mynhardt! Sip in style with this cucumber, mint and Montagu black currant Fruit Flake Gin and Tonic.

Add some prunes wrapped in bacon hors d’oeuvre and you’re set for your next celebration!

Thank you Chef Mynhardt Joubert

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Easy to make


Gin and Tonic

  1. 8 shots of your favourite locally made gin
  2. 800ml (4 bottles) artisan tonic water
  3. Some fresh mint and cucumber spaghetti
  4. 1 packet Montagu black currant fruit flakes 

Bacon-wrapped Prunes

  1. 200g (1 packet) Streaky bacon
  2. 12 pieces Montagu pitted prunes 
  3. 50g Montagu pine nuts, toasted and slightly chopped
  4. 100g Cream cheese
  5. 5ml Fresh thyme leaves
  6. Handful fresh Italian parsley
  7. Salt and Pepper to taste


Gin and tonic

  1. Fill each glass with ice and add the 2 shots of gin in each.
  2. Top up with the tonic water and garnish with the cucumber, mint and fruit flakes.


Bacon-wrapped prunes

  1. Mix the cream cheese, pine nuts, herbs and seasoning together and stuff each prune.
  2. Wrap a strip of bacon around each prune and bake in a preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) for approx. 10 minutes until crispy.
  3. Serve with the gin and tonic.
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