“Spion Kop” By now you may have noticed that many of the original Caperitif cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book have names in reference to Boer War battles or heroes. This weekend (23-24 January) is the 121st anniversary of the Battle of Spioenkop and hey, there is a cocktail for that… According to that wealth of knowledge, [...]
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 [...]
Big in Japan! The Craft Cocktail Society recently posted this video of Soran Nomura making the Rover cocktail using Caperitif, in Tokyo, Japan. [/fusion_text] [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
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 [...]
Cocktail: Oom Paul Feel like an it-is-only-yet-Tuesday-but-the-year-has-been-long cocktail today? I do! Why not try the simple yet lekker Oom Paul from the Savoy Cocktail book: The Oom Paul is named after Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900. Nicknamed Oom Paul (“Uncle Paul”), he came to international prominence as the face [...]
World Class Last week Cape Town hosted the finals of World Class, the drinks industry’s most prestigious and respected mixology competition. Tess Posthumus, the representative from The Netherlands, made a cocktail using Caperitif! Here is her recipe: Game Ranger 45ml Zacapa rum 45ml Caperitif 10ml homemade apricot chutney (strained and slightly spicy but give Mrs. [...]
Shaken, not stirred… Watch Steven Saunders from The Maslow Hotel shake up some Caperitif into a ZA-bberwock cocktail at the World Class Competition in July this year. http://livestream.com/accounts/1287887/events/4195043/videos/93148684/player?autoPlay=false&height=360&mute=false&width=640 Nice history and commentary too, worth a watch.
want-it! As promised, here is Graham Wood’s very informative and well researched article on Caperitif from the July edition of Business Day’s Wanted Magazine. click on the image to view it slightly bigger. It is worth the read. For all the cocktail recipes and stunning photography that accompanied the story, click here!
A drinking heritage Barry Clausen has written two articles for The Times with a bit of a ghost ingredient angle. Going forward we are keen to work with Barry to try dig up as much of the history behind the golden liquid.
Local is lekker to GO! Finally, we are ready to sell and distribute Caperitif locally! You can place your orders now. And to celebrate, make yourself a Barney Barnato… Caperitif sells in a pack of three bottles at R375 including VAT. orders via aabadenhorstwine at gmail dot com!