Botanical Beverages 2: indigenous flavoured spirits and cocktail bitters – Saturday, 2 November

R550.00

Introduction to flavoring spirits (gins, brandy, rum) and making cocktail bitters with Cape herbs.

Where: HAPPY SPACE, 83 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
When: Saturday, 2 November – 9am-1pm

Enjoy a morning in an indigenous Cape botanical garden creating delicious, healthy, herbal infused spirits (gins, brandy, rum) and making cocktail bitters with Cape herbs. Take home a beverage or two, loads of good ideas, two organically-grown Cape herbs for your indigenous garden, and a manual with the basic theory, recipes and herb profiles.

Facilitated by Craig Wright, Phytotherapy Practitioner.

This is anĀ  introductory workshop for the general public. No previous experience of herbs or herbal medicine is required.

Limited to 24 places

Select how many tickets you want to purchase. Provide names and emails for each person attending. We will email each person their own ticket and general information closer to the date.

24 in stock

Description

BOTANICAL BEVERAGE SERIES

OUTCOMES

  • Explore creating botanical beverages with our indigenous Cape herbs.
  • Meet the most important beverage herbs and learn how tastes, flavours and organoleptics can be used to assess their nature and quality.
  • Learn about the traditional methods and modern techniques can be used to infuse, brew and ferment a variety of Cape herbal beverages.
  • Beverages covered include herbal teas, and tea blends; herb-infused gins with different flavour profiles; Herbal bitters and amari; herbal meads, wines and beers; herbal kombuchas; herbal cordials, shrubs and switchels.
  • Enjoy practicals covering the creating and tasting of herbal beverages; and the cultivating, harvesting, storing and blending of Cape herbs.
  • On each workshop, take home loads of good ideas, two organically-grown Cape herbs for your indigenous garden, and a manual with the basic theory, recipes and herb profiles.

A HERBS FOR WELLBEING WORKSHOP

GOALS

  • Greater awareness of the nature and qualities of Cape herbs, and their role in nurturing wellbeing.
  • A deeper valuing of traditional perspectives on Cape herbs and their usefulness.
  • A better understanding of the primary chemical constituents of Cape herbs and their actions on the body and mind.
  • A critical appreciation of the potential harms and benefits associated with the use of herbs, their cultivation, and commodification.
  • Clarity on the current status of herbalists and herbal medicine, and the implications for personal use, trade and industry.
  • The knowledge and skills required to cultivate and harvest Cape herbs ethically and sustainably.
  • The knowledge, skills and recipes to create simple herbal first-aid remedies, beverages and foodstuffs for yourself, your family, and pets.
  • A growing interest in creating with Cape herbs to nurture wellbeing.