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Kampala Cocktail Week: Here’s a list of top cocktails to look out for

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The third edition of the much-anticipated Kampala Cocktail week is here. The event which launched at Riders Lounge on November 29, 2017 will go on till December 9, 2017.

During the cocktail week, pour yourself into a new urban nightlife culture that Kampala hasn’t experienced before. Discover a masterclass of Mixology and Fine-Drinking through the 10 days of prix fixe Special Edition Celebratory Cocktail Menus across 30 top Kampala bars and lounges.

All the 30 participating bars will offer a Special Edition Celebratory Menu at UGX 8,000 (Shooters), UGX 10,000 (Casual Cocktails), UGX 15,000 (Craft Cocktails), and UGX 25,000 Singleton Pairings.

No tickets, no vouchers and no bookings are needed from you to enjoy a cocktail of your choice. If you are lost for choice, never mind, we have put together a few cocktails that you ought to try out.

For starters, here is some info for you; “When alcohol is mixed with a soft drink and other ingredients like fruits, it is called a cocktail. When drinks or different fruit juices are mixed, it is a mocktail.”

Here is a list of cocktails to try out during the Kampala Cocktail Week.

The Kololo Sunset: Kololo is an upscale suburb of Kampala. It is a cool place to take a nice walk or simple take an evening jog. Just like the name, this Cocktail is gorgeous. It is made from Uganda Waragi Coconut, orange juice and a dash of pineapple juice. A sip of this exquisite cocktail leaves your pallets yearning for another sip. This is best enjoyed with friends after a hard day at work. The subtle bite from Uganda Waragi Coconut blends into the orange and pineapple juice.

The Muyenga Sunrise: Muyenga is another upscale area of Kampala. It is home to many diplomats and the makers of this cocktail really knew what they were doing by naming it as such. This cocktail is made from; one shot Uganda Waragi original, one shot of Uganda Waragi Coconut, a dash of coffee flavoured Uganda Waragi, orange juice, grenadine and top off with lemonade. Different sensations come to your lips as you swallow this legendary cocktail. Just go to any of the participating outlets and order this. You will not regret.

Tropical Gem Cocktail: This irresistible cocktail is made from Fresh Guava, Pineapple juice, Lemon, Tequila and Uganda Waragi Coconut. What more do you need in a cocktail? This is one for those who enjoy the hard bite in their cocktail. This is a must try for the gents. It creates instant exhilaration. So, if symptoms persist, ask for another one!

CocoLoco 2.0: Just as its name suggests, this is an upgrade from last year’s award winning CocoLoco 1.0. This is made from Uganda Waragi Coconut, lime cordial and sambuca and garnished with chilli. Anha, this is the real deal. We need not say more. Simply go to Bushpig and try this one out.

During the launch of the Kampala Cocktail Week at Riders Lounge, Agaba Tumusiime, the Brand Manager Uganda Waragi introduced the Master Gabz Cocktail. He mixed 50ml of Uganda Waragi Coconut, added 25ml of Uganda Waragi Premium and garnished it with lemonade, syrup and other secret ingredients. You may need to look for him if you would like to taste his creation.

So go out and sample as many cocktails as you can.

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StarTimes acquires exclusive broadcasting rights for UEFA Europa League

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Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

Africa’s leading pay-TV operator StarTimes has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights for UEFA Europa League in Sub-Saharan Africa until 2021. The broadcast, which will begin on September 20th, will see football fans enjoy matches between the best European clubs. “We are very happy to bring UEFA Europa League to our subscribers. This summer FIFA World Cup was a success and fans really appreciated that we brought them ICC exclusive and live right after. So we thought that they would be delighted to watch another European club competition on StarTimes,” explained Aldrine Nsubuga Snr, StarTimes Uganda Marketing VP. “We are working hard to bring the best sport content to our subscribers. This season will be intense for football fans with Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, FIFA Club World Cup, French & Italian Cups and now UEFA Europa League.”

StarTimes will not only exclusively broadcast UEFA Europa League in Uganda but also in all Sub-Saharan Africa except South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. StarTimes has been awarded exclusive rights for English, Portuguese and local languages in English and Portuguese speaking areas.

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XFM Bring XFM Bash to Kampala, powered by Smirnoff

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Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

We’re Bringing the Party to the Streets Kampala, 13th September, 2018: XFM is excited to announce that 20th October, 2018 is the date on which we shall hold the first ever XFM Street Bash. “XFM is a youth station that is all about the good music & the good vibes,” said Ghislain Masamba, the XFM Station Manager. “When we looked at our need to give our listeners a good party& all these warehouse et al concepts all exhausted, doing the XFM Street Bash right next to home became such an exciting opportunity for us!”

The XFM Street Bash will be hosted at 1st Street, Industrial Area, right next to the XFM premises. It will cost revelers just UGX 10,000 to access the venue, with gates opening at 12 noon till late.

The XFM Street Bash will have revelers party with the biggest artistes, your favorite XFM & Urban TV presenters, DJs & many more.

Powering the event is top vodka brand, Smirnoff. “Smirnoff is a good brand with a product that relates directly with XFM’s average listener,” said Vision Group’s Marketing Manager in charge of Broadcast & Digital platforms, Kenneth Oduka. “Smirnoff Vodka, along with their Black & Red Ice are very popular with the youth & it made perfect sense for us to partner with them for this event.”

“Smirnoff are also one of the biggest brands in as far as understanding the party scene goes. That we look to have the XFM Street Bash as one of the biggest parties in the land pretty much dictated that we partner with the best there is,” added Ghislain Masamba.

For more information.

XFM is Vision Group’s youth-eccentric radio station that prides itself in playing you today’s hit music, located in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

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Little go green’s Joseph Masembe matches against climate change in San Francisco

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Rise for climate has had two successful events this year and that’s the green festival and the children’s climate change. Over the weekend Joseph Masembe the CEO of little go green hands Uganda marched alongside other environmentalists at rise for climate in San Francisco.the march started at Embarcadero and ended at the civic center, the march attracted thousands of environmentalists all over the world and Uganda was privileged to have been represented.

The march happened before world leaders, researchers and enviroment activists arrived in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, which is organized by the UN and Governor Jerry Brown.

The global climate summit is to begin tomorrow 13th September with a two days program, it will be aimed “Taking Ambition to the next level” the Global Climate Action Summit will bring together state and local governments, businesses, and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action taking place, demonstrating how the tide has turned in the race against climate change and inspiring deeper national commitments in support of the Paris Agreement

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