12 Tonics to Christmas: The Ultimate Christmas Tonic

Celebrating good times and great gin is ideal for the festive season.  This is the time to embrace your favourites and that is exactly what I am doing.

This year has seen many new discoveries, but only a few rival the discovery of Volstruis Gin.  I’ve had the privilege of meeting the wonderful ladies behind this intriguing spirit. It only makes sense to pair the complimenting flavours of these two products to create my Ultimate Christmas drink – a classic Gin and Tonic.

The Swaan Dry Cape Tonic is savoury and really opens up the Volstruis gin, allowing the characteristics of the green apple, vanilla and peppercorns to come through.

Here’s wishing you a MERRY AND FESTIVE CHRISTMAS! Cheers!



AA Badenhorst Swaan Dry Cape Tonic

Quality handcrafted tonic water is hard to find, so AA Badenhorst Family Wines decided to make some themselves. The result is a spring water that has less added sugar and is full of the natural botanical flavours of quinine, lime, cardamon and mint.

  • Handcrafted tonic water.
  • Made from spring water with natural flavours from quinine, lime, cardamon and mint.
  • Packaged in a beautiful clear glass bottle


McKruger “Die Volstruis”

Colleen and Stella “The McKruger’s” began their creative journey two years ago.  They took taking their love for cooking and experimenting with different spices into their gin making.

McKruger launched Die Volstruis gin, infused with only fresh botanicals like wild pepper and vanilla from Madagascar and locally sourced fresh green Granny Smith apples.

A fresh smooth taste filled with flavour and spice making you want to take another sip.
Its bold and fearless like our Ostrich so don’t be scared to add a basil leaf, cinnamon bark or a slice of orange and curry leaf to your G&T. Experiment,live life fearless.

For a wonderful “Meet the makers” blog post; check out Sam Sam But Different.

My Ultimate Christmas Tonic (and Gin)

Create a classic Gin and Tonic:

  • Double shot McKruger Volstruis Gin
  • Slightly crushed Peppercorns
  • Sliced Green Apple
  • Sprig of Juniper (from my Juniper Christmas Tree)
  • Ice
  • 1 Swaan Dry Cape Tonic (chilled)

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Purchase Swaan Cape Dry Tonic from:

Purchase McKruger Volstruis Gin here.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. I want to to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it.
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