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Cacophony Defined

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 [...]


Mr Marmalondon…

Mr MarmaLondon   ROSS’S COCKTAIL “MR MARMALONDON” In the 1920’s Harry Cradock created & published the ‘marmalade cocktail’ its transformation over the years has inspired me along with the Architecture in London. The ‘Shard’ being a perfect example of this continuou improvement METHOD Build, Stir & Double strain   INGREDIENTS 2 Bar Spoons Seville Orange [...]


We have landed in the USA!

We have landed in the USA!   Adi (and Caperitif) has hit the US. Pictured here with our States’ side importer Bartholomew Broadbent (of Broadbent Selections) and The Country Vintner’s great William Holby. Says Broadbent: “Look out for Adi in a city near you, his CAPERITIF is surely the coolest new product launch in a decade. [...]


Where to buy the dief and the Swaan:

Where to buy the dief and the Swaan: So you love the stuff and want to get your hands on more. Here is a list of our Cape Town and Johannesburg retail and restaurant clients. Go get ’em! You can also order Swaan by the case or three packs of Caperitif directly from Denise (@) wineadmin dot [...]



#NegroniWeek   Now there is one we will support! This week (6-12 June) is Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari. Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating [...]


Happy Birthday Jan Smuts!

Happy Birthday Jan Smuts!   Today in 1870 Jan Smuts was born in at the family farm, Bovenplaats, near Malmesbury, which is also the closest town to our farm where we make Caperitif. We created the Jan Smuts cocktail ourselves and we hope you can enjoy one tonight to celebrate this interesting human being. Read more about Jan [...]


Trendy Feb

February has not been short on exciting mentions and ventures for Caperitif. It seems Vermouth is all the rage right now and we spotted our Kaapse Dief in a few trend reports for 2016:   Marie Claire SA’s Jan/Feb issue House & Leisure Feb issue: Then, on 24 February Caperitif popped up on the menu [...]


Getaway gets it

Getaway gets it   We were featured in a full page article in the February issue of Getaway Magazine!



Innovative!   Late last year we (as AA Badenhorst Family Wines) won Explore Sideways‘ Marketing Innovation Award thanks to the development of the Caperitif! They just published a nice blog post with interesting inside information on Caperitif, the Swaan Tonic Water, the SpeakEasy Bar and some future plans. Read the article here.

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