What is in there: appelkoos Appelkoos, the Afrikaans name for an apricot. The origin of the apricot is disputed. It was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often thought to have originated there. Apricots have been cultivated in Persia since antiquity, and dried ones were an [...]
2016 is out of the blocks! Aaaand we’re back! We’ve been quietly drinking Caperitif (and Swaan) in interesting, beautiful places all over the country… From the Weskus to the Transkei and a few stops in the middle. We hope you (too) have had a stress-free, relaxing festive season with good people and great drinks. May you be [...]
Cocktail: Oom Paul Feel like an it-is-only-yet-Tuesday-but-the-year-has-been-long cocktail today? I do! Why not try the simple yet lekker Oom Paul from the Savoy Cocktail book: The Oom Paul is named after Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900. Nicknamed Oom Paul (“Uncle Paul”), he came to international prominence as the face [...]
World Class Last week Cape Town hosted the finals of World Class, the drinks industry’s most prestigious and respected mixology competition. Tess Posthumus, the representative from The Netherlands, made a cocktail using Caperitif! Here is her recipe: Game Ranger 45ml Zacapa rum 45ml Caperitif 10ml homemade apricot chutney (strained and slightly spicy but give Mrs. [...]
Shaken, not stirred… Watch Steven Saunders from The Maslow Hotel shake up some Caperitif into a ZA-bberwock cocktail at the World Class Competition in July this year. http://livestream.com/accounts/1287887/events/4195043/videos/93148684/player?autoPlay=false&height=360&mute=false&width=640 Nice history and commentary too, worth a watch.
We mean Business… So this was the cover of Business Day’s Wanted Magazine last week. Journalist Graham Wood did a lovely research piece which included six cocktail recipes. Article coming soon. Take cover, the ghost is back!
Die Kaapse Dief We always think we are being very funny and hip with our branding and strange labels, but somehow ‘the powers that be’ often nip our plans in the bud. Our first Caperitif label with the scroll saying ‘Soet vermoed’ is a very good example of this… Soet vermoed really does not mean [...]
And then there were two! So if you have followed the story of the Caperitif you would know that we are chasing a legend… a product last produced around the 1940s. We really had no idea what it tasted like, what the recipe was or what the hell we were going to end up with, [...]
A drinking heritage Barry Clausen has written two articles for The Times with a bit of a ghost ingredient angle. Going forward we are keen to work with Barry to try dig up as much of the history behind the golden liquid.
Local is lekker to GO! Finally, we are ready to sell and distribute Caperitif locally! You can place your orders now. And to celebrate, make yourself a Barney Barnato… Caperitif sells in a pack of three bottles at R375 including VAT. orders via aabadenhorstwine at gmail dot com!