Welcome to Ginuine Indulgence

Gin: (often) a clear spirit that’s made of a neutral spirit that’s been re-distilled with juniper berries and other botanicals.

Over the last few years, craft gin has taken off, and South Africa has a wonderful selection of craft and small batch distilleries to ensure we don’t get left behind. And the mixers got in on the game too, with a fair selection of local tonics.

The aim of Ginuine Indulgence is to celebrate the local industry. At the time of creation, this feature is completely unsponsored. Should this change, the nature of the sponsorship will be indicated.

And just because I’m writing about a specific gin, doesn’t mean I’ve actually tasted it. I do some research and hope to get some of the lesser-known local craft gins a few new eyeballs. All of these gins are on my list (although I have no idea of where I’d put them if I ever managed to get a complete collection!)

We have a lot to get through, so get comfy and let’s get started.

Simple sugar syrup

P.S. Some of the cocktails in the recipes call for a simple syrup. Here’s how to make it:

  • Heat 250ml of sugar in 250ml of water.
  • Stir until sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Allow to cool down.
  • Mix your favourite syrup-based cocktail.



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