The Western Cape region is home to thousands of unique and endemic plant species that are leading the way in South Africa’s burgeoning fynbos-inspired craft gin market.
Inverroche was one of the first to experiment and is arguably the most renowned craft gin distillery in South Africa. Here we share four perfect fynbos serves with Inverroche and Fever-Tree…
To make the perfect G&T:
- Fill a glass with ice
- Add 1 – 2 tots of your favourite varietal of gin (or to taste)
- Top up with Fever-Tree tonic water
Inverroche Classic and Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water
Citrus Buchu is the lead botanical in Inverroche’s Classic Gin giving it herbaceous citrus notes that pair perfectly with Fever-Tree’s Mediterranean Tonic Water, blending essential oils from the flowers, fruits and herbs of the Mediterranean shores.
Garnishing this G&T with Citrus Buchu will marry the citrus elements of the gin and tonic.
* Hunting for Buchu is the ultimate foraging experience, as it is native to the lower elevation mountains of western South Africa.
Inverroche Verdant and Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water
Inverroche’s Verdant Gins floral fynbos botanicals are reminiscent of elderflower and chamomile – delicately floral with a touch of spice – much like Fever-Tree’s Elderflower Tonic Water, offering the subtle and sweet flavour of elderflower balanced by the soft bitterness of quinine.
Garnish this G&T with Rose Pelargonium. It will further tie in with the floral notes of both the gin and tonic, finishing with a soft citrus and earthy tone.
* Pelargonium is also known as Geranium. Geranium can be found at nurseries nationwide.
Inverroche Amber and Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic Water
Sour fig is the main botanical in Inverroche’s Amber Gin giving it a sweet and aromatic nature, whilst Fever-Tree’s Aromatic Tonic Water blends the gentle bitterness of South American angostura bark with botanicals such as cardamom, pimento berry and ginger.
To make this the perfect G&T serve, use a sour fig garnish that will compliment both the gin and tonic, finishing off with a winter spice note reminiscent of cinnamon dusted apples.
* Sour figs are also known as Cape figs and can be bought from most grocery retailers nationwide when in season.
Inverroche Coco L’Orange and Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water
Historically significant botanicals such as saffron, orange blossom and seeds from the Theobroma cacao tree merge to fashion this limited edition Coco L’Orange; and Fever-Tree’s Indian Tonic Water, which blends delicious botanical oils with spring water and quinine of the highest quality, is the perfect pairing.
Garnishing this G&T with Spekboom – a succulent with a lemon-like flavour profile – will complement the citrus elements in the Coco L’Orange and Fever-Tree Indian tonic.
* Spekboom, also known as Elephant’s food, can be found at nurseries nationwide.
Fever-Tree is the world’s leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers for alcoholic spirits by retail sales value, with distribution in over 74 countries internationally. The company was launched in 2005 by Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow to provide high-quality mixers to accompany premium spirits, which have been in increasing demand since.