Cacophony

Cacophony   On November 5th we will be hosting a first and very unique Caperitif Cacophony here on Kalmoesfontein. Attendees can expect to find out more about the product, the process and more. Look back into history, smell the fynbos and shake up some new and interesting cocktails. By invitation only, but if you are [...]

Punched

Punched   Finding out the Editor-in-Chief (and ‘the office’) of Punch is really into you right now is a great way to start the week. Says Talia Baiocchi: “The latest entry into the category, Caperitif (Cape Aperitif), has become my go-to on-the-rocks drink in the office.” Read the full quote here.  And have a happy Monday and a great week.

Street Food Festival

Street Food Festival   Yesterday we were lucky to be a part of the Convivium Block Party at the annual Cape Town Street Food Festival in Woodstock. Lots of fun in the Sunday Spring sun as we kept everyone’s glasses full of Caperitif, Swaan and Cruxland Gin. Some pictures via new followers on Instagram. Above: setting up, the calm before [...]

Cocktails

Cocktails   Truly South African Caperitif cocktails as featured in Graham Wood’s article in the July issue of Business Day’s Wanted Magazine.  

Ca-what?

Ca-what? From the cellar of Kalmoesfontein and the mountain slopes of the Paardeberg we bring you Caperitif. Chenin Blanc fortified with spirit, gently sweetened by the sugar of the grapes, bittered by Quinchona bark and flavoured with some 35 truly Cape ingredients such as fynbos, kalmoes and naartjies.   The recipe? 1 part history 1 part geography [...]

Swaan Cape Tonic

Swaan Cape Tonic And so, while tasting and mixing and drinking a lot of Caperitif cocktails and Gin and Tonics last year we decided to create and produce our own Cape style Tonic Water. Say hello to the Swaan (Afrikaans for Swan, whadayaknow). Spring water with natural botanicals – quinine, lime, cardamon and mint. Less [...]

Innovative creations

Innovative creations As the ghost ingredient starts to find its way back onto the shelves of bars all over the world, barmen are starting to get creative with it. We love seeing the cocktails people come up with using Caperitif. We share a lot of them on our Instagram account, but here are a few lekker [...]

have you seen me lately?

have you seen me lately?   We may have been a bit quiet on here, but we share lots of cocktails, recipes and pretty pictures from all over the world on our Instagram page. Follow our journey on there and keep asking every bar you visit for some Caperitif, you may be surprised to see where [...]

so what is in there? rooibos

so what is in there? rooibos   Caperitif – as we know it – is a constant experiment as we play around with interesting indigenous Cape ingredients. Recently we did a photo shoot with some twigs and things in order to spread some information about a few of the things we use in this wonderful product. [...]

Cacophony

Cacophony The extended Badenhorst Family re-launched the Ghost Ingredient on the 5th of November this year on the farm on the Paardeberg. As you should know by now, Caperitif – a golden elixir – had been in slumber for almost 90 years when Danish mixologist Lars Erik Lyndgaard Schmidt met Swartland winemaker Adi Badenhorst and the [...]

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