The Botanist- foraging day

The Botanist

As part of the launch of The Botanist gin in South Africa, media and top mixologists from around the country were invited on an experience at Cape Point Nature Reserve to understand the concept of foraging.

The day was hosted by local botanist Rupert Koopman, and foraging expert, Roushanna Gray, along with The Botanist global brand ambassador, Joanne Brown. The team were taken out into the reserve to learn about which local plants were edible and how to use them, a specialised knowledge in an area which is known for its high number of endemic plants and exceptional degree of biodiversity. 

The mixologists used the knowledge and the samples that they collected to create their own unique serves of The Botanist, containing the foraged ingredients.