Muti… the medicine for any troubles (or celebrations), a word derived from the Zulu word ‘umuthi’ given to the botanical remedies fashioned by traditional healers to soothe all kinds of afflictions. This expertly crafted citrus forward gin is rich, complex and refreshing and aims soothe and rejuvinate in much the same way as the African tradition that inspired it.
The two main fynbos botanicals are Ghô-kum and Kusmalva. Carpobrotus edulis or Ghô-kum is a ground-creeping plant with succulent leaves, native to South Africa. It is also known as a highway ice plant or sour fig (suurvygie). This is our Western Cape botanical. Pelargonium capitatum x radens or Kusmalva is found along the southern and eastern Cape of SA. Its habitat is usually beach sand or other well-drained sandy soils. It is cultivated as a source of essential oils.
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New Harbour Distillery
Aromatic notes of juniper, lemon zest and coriander open up into sweet and salty olive finish. Herbal but sweet initial taste adds depth to the silky smooth burst of fresh, fruity and citrus flavours. Long and lingering with hints of salty Ghô-kum, finished by warming ginger.
Double dose of Muti (50 ml) and 200 ml legit Indian tonic. Garnish with lime & thyme coz it rhymes but more importantly it’s the perfect pairing for a Muti G&T.