Abstinence Cape Spice Non-Alcoholic Spirit (Mini) 5cl
A deliciously spicy variant, which captures the unique history of spices in Cape Town
Abstinence Cape Spice Non-Alcoholic Spirit
With a desire to create a range of complex, sophisticated, and most importantly delicious non-alcoholic drinks, Abstinence have taken inspiration from the Cape Fynbos Floral Kingdom. This is a biodiverse region in the Western Cape of South Africa. Whilst it might be the smallest biological kingdom, its one of the most diverse in the world.
For their Spice edition, Abstinence have drawn on the rich cultural diversity and culinary history of Cape Town. Here there are numerous dishes which use the indigenous African flora, combined with the Dutch, Indian and Portuguese spice history which make for truly unique culinary delights.
The result is a delicious, non-alcoholic beverage which is full of the love for spice! Abstinence have created a complex blend of allspice, cassia bark and clove. This they lift with the unique Cape Fynbos flora (such as Honeybush) along with cardamom and a touch of citrus from Orange Peel.
On nose there are floral notes which are joined by sweet spices. In the mouth there is a delicious hit of spice in the back of the mouth. When combined with tonic, the flavours shine a little more with a delicious (yet delicate) sweet spiciness and a touch of woody notes.
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Perfect when served with a neutral tonic, or soda water (The Artisan Drinks Co works particularly well). Take a large glass filled with ice and add 50ml of the Abstinence. Gently pour over 100 - 150ml of tonic, and stir gently. Garnish with a slice of fresh orange.