Meet South Africa's Hottest Bartender!
Cosmo Editor

Meet South Africa's Hottest Bartender!

- Cosmo Editor

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.’

INGREDIENTS

  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 shots Collison’s White Gold Brandy
  • 2 wedges fresh lemon
  • Ginger ale
  • Sliced ginger and a lemon wheel, to garnish

METHOD
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.

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