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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]