Our Spades blend Sapiir is inspired by savoury fresh gin, leading with notes of green cardamom and parsley, beautifully balanced by sweet citrus and native Australian Lemon Myrtle.
Make a simple Sapiir & Tonic for a refreshing summer drink or a complex non-alcoholic cocktail to make that midday lunch gathering.
It is a perfect gift or dinner accompaniment for anyone who isn't drinking but still wants to enjoy the delicate flavours and aromatics that make a drink exceptional.
Origins of Sapiir
The processes used to make Sapiir are centuries old, originating in the early distillation work developed across Europe and the Middle East around the 17th Century. Books such as “the art of distillation” by John French, published in London in 1651, clearly outlines many of the processes still used today to extract the delicate aromatic elements of botanicals used to give Sapiir their unique flavours.
Around this time distillation techniques were mainly utilised to create alcoholic drinks as this served to preserve them for longer periods, and the long-term negative effects of consuming large volumes of alcohol were not known. Over the centuries the alcohol industry has developed the methodologies to extract various flavour profiles for use in straight or mixed drinks. In the 21stCentury the general trend has been to reduce consumption of alcohol while maintaining the interesting flavour profiles and provenance of the drinks produced. This trend has given rise to Sapiir emerging as a category of its own, one that provides interesting drinks without the need to consume excessive amounts of alcohol or sugar, servicing this growing market.
Here at Brunswick Aces, we are committed to furthering the Sapiir genre within the drinks industry as a whole. A huge part of enjoying mixed drinks is the ability to select from a range of options and drink different Sapiirs depending on the particular drink or occasion. For those conscious about their health and wellbeing, as well as the taste and enjoyment of a drink, it’s of utmost importance that these options are as readily available their alcoholic cousins in bars, restaurants, events and homes. We are committed to doing our part in making Sapiir a mainstream option.
Here are some of our suggested recipes:
35ml Brunswick Aces Spades Blend 50ml CAPI Pink Grapefruit Served in a tumbler with a slice of mandarin
70ml Brunswick Aces Spades Blend 35ml CAPI Natural Tonic 20g macerated blueberries Top up with CAPI Soda Water Served in a high ball glas
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