Friday is Ladies’ Night Out on Vaal

With Friday being Women’s Day, why not make it a ladies’ night out on Vaal?

Ladies' Night Out

Ladies’ Night Out

Celebrate womanhood with the ladies by combining it with the Riviera on Vaal’s Cocktail Friday and enjoy an evening with the girls. You can indulge in Matthews Terrace Café’s cocktails at only R25.00 per cocktail between 17:00 and 19:00 and choose some light snacks to enjoy with it. Cocktail Fridays always go with live entertainment, which makes this the perfect opportunity to kick off the long weekend as women.

Book a table for you and the girls by contacting the Riviera on Vaal Hotel’s reservations team on 016 420 1300 or

If you can’t make it, at least celebrate Women’s Day with this very lady-like cocktail and let us know what you think:

 Champagne & Rose Granita

(Serves 10)

(From the blog: Our Kitchen on )


1 cup water

1 cup white sugar

¼ cup dried rosebuds (optional)

750 mL champagne or sparkling wine with a pink blush

¼ cup rose water

2 lemons

Rosebuds to garnish (dried or fresh)


Combine the water, sugar and rosebuds in a saucepan over medium heat and stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.

Remove from the heat and cool completely.

Discard the rosebuds.

Add the champagne / sparkling wine, rose water and zest and juice of the lemons to the sugar mixture and poor into a shallow tray.

Place in the freezer until frozen and scrape with a fork every 30 minutes to form ice crystals.

Serve in a chilled glass with a sprinkling of rose petals.


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