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Tips to host the perfect Heritage Day braai!

Text: Meg van Eck; Photography: Supplied

September 22, 2017

From small towns to big cities, millions of South Africans are preparing to braai for their country on Heritage Day, held annually on 24 September (unofficially known as Braai Day). It’s a celebration of our great country, our similarities and our differences – and so what better way to toast SA than by partaking in one of our most unique national pastimes? That’s why this year we’re calling on all fellow South Africans to come together and unite over fire, food, and freedom!

Looking for some Braai Day inspiration? We’ve got just the recipes to get your tastebuds tingling:

To drink:

There’s nothing more quenching than an ice cold fruity cocktail on a hot day. If you’re not big into beer, you’ll find these alternatives wonderfully delicious! For our part, we’d recommend mixing your cocktails with Monkey 47 Dry Gin, one of the hippest new gins on the market. Not only is it super quirky and fun, it’s an easy drinking spirit that’s perfect for flavoursome cocktails. Kick off the festivities with this gorgeous four red fruits tea cocktail and a sorbet to match. Check out the recipe here!

There’s nothing more quenching than an ice cold fruity cocktail on a hot day. If you’re not big into beer, you’ll find these alternatives wonderfully delicious! For our part, we’d recommend mixing your cocktails with Monkey 47 Dry Gin, one of the hippest new gins on the market. Not only is it super quirky and fun, it’s an easy drinking spirit that’s perfect for flavoursome cocktails. Kick off the festivities with this gorgeous four red fruits tea cocktail and a sorbet to match. Check out the recipe here!

To eat:

Let’s face it, the whole point of a braai is to eat meat. Sure there’s a big social element to it as well, but there’s nothing like the taste of piping hot, flame-grilled meat. So throw your chop, wors and steaks on the grid and dress up your holiday fare with Oryx Desert Salt’s new braai salt.

Best of all, vegetarians and non-meat lovers don’t have to miss out on the fun! We’ve found the ideal meat-free meals for you too. Take a look at our recommended recipes for a scrumptious and proudly South African braai pie, and the perfect vegan burger, and get ready to enjoy every last mouthful. Nom nom nom!

A sweet treat:

The Velvet Cake Co. has got just the dessert for you! #BraaiPudding! Choose from the Koeksister & Custard, Peppermint Crisp, Ystervarkie and the Rainbow Nation Velvet cake cups, priced from R30 each and available until 30 September 2017. Life isn’t just good, it’s beautifully sweet as well!
Heritage Day

For more delicious recipes to try out this weekend check out our lifestyle section here!

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