You helped COSMO and Collison’s find 10 of SA’s hottest bartenders, but in the end there could be only one winner…
Gorgeous Jodie Graves was chosen after a mix-off at Jo’burg’s Manhattan Club, where everyone was dazzled by her talents and cheeky charm. With her flirty smile and flashing eyes, who could resist her?
WHAT SHE’S LIKE:
WHAT’S YOUR STAR SIGN?
I’m a Leo, and you know what that means – I love being the centre of attention, I like being in charge, and I’m always full of energy and optimism. Nothing stops me!
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT BEHIND THE BAR?
I’m a second-year interior-design student, and I’m quite creative. So watch this space.
WHY DO YOU LIKE BARTENDING?
It’s a lot of fun and I get to meet all kinds of people.
WHAT’S ON YOUR RADAR FOR THE FUTURE?
I’m looking at Cape Town. It’s a beautiful place with much to see and do; you can enjoy a different vibe every night of the week.
WHAT ARE YOUR PASSIONS?
I’m into cheerleading and I adore painting – it indulges my arty side.
JODIE’S COLLISON’S CREATION
It’s called Strawberry & Ginger Collie. I wanted to make a drink that was awesome to look at, to taste and to enjoy. It’s easy to mix and is always a winner at parties. I used Collison’s White Gold Brandy served tall over ice with freshly squeezed lemon and ginger ale. Strawberry, ginger and lemon garnishes finish the drink.’
- Sliced fresh strawberries
- 2 shots Collison’s White Gold Brandy
- 2 wedges fresh lemon
- Ginger ale
- Sliced ginger and a lemon wheel, to garnish
Place strawberries on a skewer, place skewer in a tall glass and fill with ice. Add the brandy and squeezed lemon wedges; top up with ginger ale. Stir gently with skewer, garnish and serve.