As people around the globe are confined to their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, The House of Angostura brings us the online #HouseLockDown series.

As people around the globe are confined to their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, The House of Angostura brings us the online #HouseLockDown series.

The daily series focuses on at-home cocktail mixing and uplifting interviews with some of the best bartenders the world over; selected special guests and Angostura brand ambassadors.

As we face these uncertain times, The House of Angostura aims to support both the industry and fans by bringing some colour, entertainment, new ideas and insights into their homes.

The series will be hosted live over the next three weeks by Angostura brand ambassador Daniyel Jones, Mondays to Fridays at 5pm SA time, on his Instagram account. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join the conversation.

Each day, the 20-minute programme will speak to wellness in the time of Covid-19, mixing at home with inventive cocktail recipes using what’s in your cupboard, and a Sip ’n Chill Q&A session with the featured guest.

There will also be a competition each week for any budding bartenders – whether amateur or professional – to share their cocktail making videos and stand a chance to win a 30-minute virtual cocktail masterclass at home hosted by an Angostura brand ambassador.

Kurt Schlechter – renowned South African bartender, industry mentor and owner of experimental cocktail bar Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy Bar – appeared on Saturday, as you can see here:

Upcoming guests include Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge winners Marv Cunningham (globals 2020), Ray Letoa (globals 2018), Vasile Dorofeev (Middle East and Africa regional 2020) and our very own Leighton Rathbone (South African nationals 2020), who is scheduled for 20 April.

Martin Strobos, Leighton Rathbone and Peter Lebese.

They all have many insights to share on the trade as well as mixing at home.

The series, birthed in the midst of a global crisis, is intended to share hope, positivity and good vibes through the solidarity of the Angostura Family. It’s about bringing people together, sharing experiences and creating some amazing drinks.

Join Daniyel Jones and The House of Angostura on Instagram, weekdays from 5pm.