“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, [...]
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 [...]
Cocktails Truly South African Caperitif cocktails as featured in Graham Wood’s article in the July issue of Business Day’s Wanted Magazine. With beautifully styled pictures and glasses to add to the xmas wish list.
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 [...]
here today, gone today* The Ghost is back! On Friday night at the annual Swartland Revolution in Riebeek Kasteel, we officially launched our Caperitif. Using Caperitif and the amazing products from our friends at Whitley Neill Gin and Fitch and Leedes Tonic water, we re-created some very tasty cocktails for the first time in decades. Revolutionaries got to choose between four [...]