Gina Colada

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Gina Colada – If you like Gina Coladas, and getting gin at the party

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Gina Colada

Image: Premium Musgrave Craft Gin

Have you been striving to make that perfect cocktail? Have you missed having Pina Coladas, but also needed a new cocktail recipe? Your next cocktail party will be at its peak with the Gina Colada cocktail. It’s like having South Africa in a glass, with the flavours of mageu and a craft gin made right here.

Musgrave’s African interpretation of the poolside classic celebrates the grains of paradise notes of Musgrave Original 11. Grains of paradise exhibit a black-pepper-like flavour with hints of citrus which beautifully balances the tropical pineapple and savoury notes of roasted corn and Mageu. Mageu is a traditional South African, non-alcoholic drink, made from fermented mealie pap which has a milk-like consistency. The Gina Colada cocktail is a celebration of South Africa.

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Gina Colada Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Premium Musgrave Crafted Gin Course: DrinksCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time




  • 50 ml 50 Musgrave Original 11

  • 35 ml 35 Peppered and roasted mielie cordial

  • 35 ml 35 Pineapple juice

  • 25 ml 25 Mageu


  • In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients, shake vigorously and strain over ice.
  • Garnish: roasted baby corn / nasturtium or marigold flower.


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