The Botanist - launch event

The Botanist SA

After The Botanist foraging day, the mixologists worked to develop their own unique foraged serves of The Botanist using the ingredients that they personally hand foraged. These were presented to media, trade, and guests of The Botanist at the official launch event that evening, held at Haas.

Guests were also treated to a 22 course tasting menu made from local hand foraged ingredients, developed by chef and foraging expert, Kobus van der Merwe. The winning cocktail was judged to be Gulliver’s Travels, created by Gareth Wainwright from The Landmark bar in Johannesburg. He has won a trip to the wild island of  Isaly to join top barmen from around the world for a special foraging experience with The Botanist. 

You can read more about the evening at City By Mouth, Womenstuff, Cape Town My Love and Mudl. 

Or watch Joanne Brown, Global Brand Ambassador for The Botanist, showing News24 how to use fynbos in cocktails.

The event was pulled together and managed by the legends over at COW Africa. Photos by Jason Hermann.