I came across Inverroche gin on my visit to Grootbos Nature Reserve (see my post on my Grootbos experience here). I will caveat that I am partial to a fragrant gin, with the black bottled Hendricks being my preferred and pantry stocked house gin, love juniper!
Inverroche is an independent distillery in Stillbay in the Western Cape and they make a beautiful, aromatic gin with Cape fynbos botanicals. I took one sip of a gin and tonic while at Grootbos and I’m hooked. I’ve tried two of the varieties the Inverroche Amber and Inverroche Verdant. What is distinct is the floral fynbos undertone on the nose and still smooth on the palate. The Verdant is more fragrant and floral than the Amber, which is amber well sunset gold colour.
This is a two ingredient cocktail, trust me when I say nothing else is needed. As always using the best ingredients you can find is key, in this case the tonic. I would recommend Fitch & Leedes Indian tonic, a quinine soft drink. And the quinine will help against mosquitoes.
- 1 part Inverroche Gin Amber or Inverroche Gin Verdant
- 4 parts chilled Fitch & Leedes Indian tonic
- Ice cubes
Method for one
- In a short glass place one large ice cube and pour in a tot of Inverroche gin
- Add the four parts tonic and give it a stir
Serve immediately at anytime of the day! As I’m sure you can tell I do enjoy a mid afternoon, at sunset and late night G&T tipple.