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Field Guide To Living

Ramos Gin Fizz

The epitome of elegance and fun in a cocktail, difficult to make, but delicious and refreshing.  The drink was created in 1888 by Henry Charles Ramos at the Imperial Cabinet Saloon in New Orleans.  The difficult part is found in the 5 to 10 minutes of shake time needed to properly set the egg whites and the sourcing of orange flower water. Make these at  your next party and your guests will leave with a lifetime memory. 

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  • 2 oz. gin

  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice

  • 0.5 oz. lime juice

  • 1 oz. simple syrup

  • 2 dashes orange flower water

  • 1 oz. cream

  • 1 egg white

  • 2-3 oz. soda water

Add all ingredients except cream and soda water to a cocktail tin. Seal and shake without ice for 15 to 20 seconds. Open, add three to five cubes or a generous handful of pebble ice, seal and shake vigorously for between 5 and 10 minutes. Meanwhile, add about 1 to 2 inches of soda water to the bottom of a chilled, 10-to 12-oz. straight-sided collins glass. Now add the cream, and briefly shake (five seconds or so) to mix it all together, then strain the cocktail off the ice into the glass until the liquid line reaches nearly to the top. Then put the glass in the fridge to let the foam set for at least a minute, ideally three or four. Once it’s set, retrieve the glass, poke a small hole in the center of the foam with a straw or bar spoon and slowly pour the remainder of the cocktail into the center hole until the foam head lifts above the rim of the glass. If you run out of cocktail, you can add a bit more soda, but don’t push your luck, even the best made Ramos will mushroom if the head gets too tall. Garnish with a straw balanced atop the foam and a sense of accomplishment.


Bora Bora Kite Surfing

Big swells, strong winds quieted by a barrier reef preserving one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world.  A breathtaking, exhilarting, energy charging ride of your life. And after, while watching the sun set, enjoy a sundowner on the beach.

Fly Fishing in Lesotho Africa

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Makhangoa Community Camp

20km of the finest mind blowing fishing waters.  The camp located on the Bokong river fields a healthy population of Yellowfish, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.  

For more information and bookings-

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Living well by Porfirio Rubirosa

International diplomat, professional polo player, soldier, racing driver, quintesential playboy. Rubi had impeccible manners, confidence and a fashion style admired even today . Rumor has it that he was one of Fleming's inspirations for James Bond. While he's had his critics no one can deny he had the unbeatable field guide to living well.

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