Event planner Rudie Stoop (082 880 9369) and chef Nicky Gibbs (083 731 5208) team up to throw a chic cocktail party. To keep things stress-free, Rudie suggests you set up a buffet table and a self-service bar so your guests can help themselves at leisure



  • ice
  • dry white wine
  • lemonade or soda water
  • cucumber ribbons and fresh mint leaves, to garnish


1. To make each cocktail: place 1 part ice into a long glass, add 1 part dry white wine and top up with lemonade or soda water.
2. Garnish with cucumber ribbons threaded onto a toothpick and fresh mint leaves.

Adjust the volume of the ingredients depending on how many cocktails you’d like to make.