The perfect pairing with a… wait for it… Jive cooldrink?

Food and drink pairing is an essential part of just about any good meal. But what happens when you stretch out of the world of high-end wines and celebrity chef made cuisine? Jive cooldrinks decided to find out.

If you live outside the Western Cape, you might not have heard of Jive. But let us reassure you, they’re pretty much as synonymous with the Western Cape as fine wines and impeccable cuisine. And if you find yourself wandering the streets of the Mother City, you’ll soon see one of their vibrantly colourful 17 flavours in someone’s hands. Especially around meal times.

Cape Town is also celebrated as the foodie capital of South Africa. The city is overrun with incredible food establishments. But what is seldom celebrated is the other side of the Cape’s cuisine. We’re talking about the foods you won’t find on Bree Street, but are no less delicious or homegrown.

Jive decided it wasn’t just about time these foods were celebrated, but also time to find out which best pairs with their different flavours.

They started by asking their social media followers to let them know their favourites. But then stepped things up a notch by inviting renowned Cape Malay chef, Cass Abrahams and sommelier extraordinaire Luvo Ntezo to do a tasting and pairing unlike anything done before.

Watch what unfolded as they give their expert opinions on which foods #JiveTogether with the drinks.