On the Southern-most tip of Africa and home to the incredibly diverse Cape Floral Kingdom, the Western Cape is one of the world’s largest exporters of citrus fruits. Abstinence Cape Citrus draws from this bountiful resource to give you the most delicious medley of citrus flavour, combined with some of its world-renowned indigenous flora.

Botanicals

Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Buchu, Cassia, Pepper, Fennel, Ginger.

About

Summer in a bottle! Our Abstinence Cape Citrus is a citrus forward blend comprising zest, spice, and aromatic elements.

Tasting Notes

Dominant citrus backbone is supported by delicate notes of buchu, pepper and fennel. All neatly woven together by a warm spice element from the cassia bark.

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Inspired by the astounding biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Abstinence Cape Fynbos is the most “gin-like” of our range and draws its inspiration from the hero ingredient - the indigenous Cape Rose Geranium. A beautifully floral creation that with the addition of Juniper berries, Angelica root and Coriander give it that trademark resemblance to Gin with slightly bitter, slightly herbal, and faintly nettle-like notes.

Botanicals

Rose Geranium, Juniper, Angelica Root, Coriander, Lemon

About

A small taste of the fynbos laden Table Mountain in full bloom during spring! The indigenous Cape Rose Geranium has a heavenly fragrant smell and is widely loved for its distinctive rose-like aroma.

Tasting Note

A medley of lifted aromatics that is led by a fragrant rose and dominant juniper forward nose, balanced beautifully by delicate herbal and citrus notes on the palate. You would be hard pressed to distinguish it from a G&T!

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Inspired by Cape Town’s rich cultural diversity, culinary history and bountiful indigenous flora, the Abstinence Cape Spice draws its inspiration from indigenous African dishes, as well as our Dutch, Indian and Portuguese spice history.

Botanicals

Allspice, Cassia, Cardamom, Coriander, Clove, Orange Peel, Honeybush.

About

For the love of spice and all things nice! Our Abstinence Cape Spice is a complex blend of allspice, cassia bark and clove, lifted by floral cardamom and citrus notes.

Tasting Note

An aromatic, complex marriage of floral notes and warm spice.

Perfect Serves

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Just as our cherished Fynbos cannot exist without fire, so any social occasion is not complete without the intensity of the Abstinence Epilogue X. Demonstrative of the strength, smoke and burn of the sometimes ravaging Western Cape fires that tear through the vegetation, but in turn provides the lifeblood of the survival of the Kingdom. The grand final to any great occasion or social gathering that is good enough to drink on its own, on the rocks or with a mixer.

Botanicals

American Oak, Blended Malt, Vanilla, Cassia, Clove, Honey Bush

About

Blend of three different malts, oak-smoked malt, crystal Malt and dark toasted malt that is meticulously married with a combination of botanicals and South Africa Honey Bush. Dark Amber in colour, resembling a sipping spirit.

Tasting Note

A mouth coating, faintly smoky and faintly honied distilled spirit with lingering warm spice mouthfeel. Sweet notes of caramel, toasted wood and coffee on the palate with a slight burn in the aftertaste.

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Any great occasion or social gathering necessitates a premium, mouth-watering Aperitif. Abstinence Non-Alcoholic Aperitif provides all the richness and complexity of flavour, without the alcohol. An infusion of natural botanicals, Cinchona Bark and most significantly African Wormwood, the latter providing a unique South African spin. A mouth-watering appetizer for a guilt free Spritz or low ABV cocktail

Botanicals

African Wormwood, Cinchona Bark, All Spice, Clove, Blood Orange

Tasting Note

Classic Italian-style bitter with a dominant blood orange citrus note, supported by an infusion of natural botanicals. A mouth-watering, bittersweet mouthfeel.

Perfect Serves

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Any great occasion or social gathering necessitates a premium, mouth-watering Aperitif. Abstinence Non-Alcoholic Aperitif provides all the richness and complexity of flavour, without the alcohol. An infusion of natural botanicals, Cinchona Bark and most significantly African Wormwood, the latter providing a unique South African spin. A mouth-watering apetizer for a guilt free Spritz or low ABV cocktail

Botanicals

African Wormwood, Cinchona Bark, Lemon, Aniseed, Quinine

Tasting Note

A vibrant, citrus forward Aperitif with a dominant lemon backbone, supported by an infusion of natural botanicals and a faint bitterness from the wormwood and quinine. A mouth-watering mouthfeel, making it the perfect appetizer. 

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