Cold & Flu mix As winter creeps in here in the south, and with a flu-pandemic still out and about, we are starting to use some of the fynbos (used as ingredients in our vermouth) in and around the house in various forms. The Caperitif Cold and Flu mix consists of: *Salvia rosmarinus aka Rosemary [...]
Caperitif and tonic Q: How do you drink Caperitif? A: How ever you want to. We start with ice and tonic water (which is why we make a Cape version called Swaan). It is a Vermouth so it is low in alcohol ('cause of the wine base), quenching ('cause of the bitters and citrus), refreshing [...]
Stock up What a time to be alive hey! Tomorrow South Africa downgrades to Level 3 of Lockdown which also means we can (finally) buy alcohol again... When alcohol sales closed we thought it would open in 21 days... that was SIXTY FIVE days ago. So we just want to make sure you know where [...]
Where are we? A good while ago we sat down and planned out some themes for the year - ideas and guidelines for content to capture and share... it was a lovely plan but in all the chaos of life we never stuck to it as much as we intended. Enter 2020 and a global [...]
Rooibos One of our first blog posts were titled “So what’s in there - Rooibos” but that was a long time ago. We’re talking Rooibos again because we’ve recently taken some steps to establish a Caperitif Garden - where we grow more of the ingredients on our estate in the Swartland - and a [...]
10 They do say time flies when you are having fun... and that sure does seem true when you realise that we are busy infusing the tenth batch of Caperitif. For almost a century this golden liquid was nothing but a mysterious ingredient in a few old cocktail books, but since 2012 we've taken [...]
Gardening The Swartland finally had a lush wet winter after many years of drought and lots of stress. The Caperitif fynbos and herb garden has received this well. Featured here is Kooigoed, mint, konfettibos, wilde-als, wild rosemary and more. You are welcome.
Zesty Spotted in Woolworth's Taste online recipe book.
Jet setting The team from Mootee in Johannesburg recently took Caperitif on tour when they went to represent South Africa in Milan and at Berlin Bar Convent. Here are some pics, videos and more coming soon!
Great Karoo We recently put the kids and cousins to work pouring Caperitif and Swaan in Prince Albert. The family took a break from winter holidays in the Karoo to take part in a tasting at the Old Dam Museum. Adi informed locals about the process and story behind the product while Samuel, Richard [...]