Score! We're feeling a tad proud with our recent score from Tim Atkin (a Master of Wine who tastes and rates South African wine annually). Our "2020" vintage, which is the Lot 10 got a whopping 92 points in his 2020 South Africa Report. We'll drink to that!
Yes Sir! Maneer, (sir in Afrikaans) is a strong, smokey citrus cocktail by Julian Short. Made with 1 part Caperitif 1 part Mezcal (he used The 4th Rabbit, a Karoo agave spirit, also made by Adi Badenhorst) topped with Naartjie Juice (a cape citrus fruit) with a pinch of salt and garnished with rosemary. voila!
Impepho We've often mentioned that our aperitif / vermouth is different due to the unique ingredients, mostly Fynbos found only in the small Cape Biome. South Africans (of all reaches and races, tribes and traditions) have used these plants for their medicinal properties for centuries. When you look at our history in terms of indigenous [...]
“Bonjour Lexir” Introducing Lexir! We are so proud to feature in this exciting new venture that we wanted to share about it here. Lexir is a groundbreaking new online shopping platform showcasing the new generation of innovative, craft, independent, and newcomer spirits from across the globe. With a focus on fantastic pricing, expert guidance, [...]
Peater Peater, pumpkin drinker Earlier this year, when Julian Short made us a Peater Peater with Caperitif and fresh raw pumpkin juice, I immediately made a note to save this one for this week - because nothing screams halloween like pumpkins... So here it is: Caperitif Peated Whiskey (10 yo Talisker) Pumpkin juice Salt shake [...]
Cocktail: Oom Paul We know heritage and history isn't always pretty or just - but there IS a Oom Paul cocktail in the original Savoy Cocktail Book - and THAT is some history we can live with... So, seeing as today is the birth day of Stephanus Johannes Paulus "Paul" Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) nicknamed Oom Paul ("Uncle [...]
Negroni 2020 may have been different in many (many!) ways but we still had #negroniweek and since a South African Negroni is a firm favourite for some of us (me...) here are two unique versions of the iconic cocktail we loved this year. Julian Short's Rooibos Negroni 30ml Primal Union Gin 15ml Suze 15ml Campari [...]
Feel good mix It's been a hell of a year so we thought you might be interested in the feel good benefits of some of our Caperitif ingredients. A kind of 'lift your spirit' (without the spirits, cause vermouth is wine based and not distilled...) To name a few of these components: *Kapokbos (aka snowbush [...]
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 [...]