Cape Holly and Wild Plum Candy Cane: A festive delight


THE holiday season is about to get even more spirited, thanks to Kindred Spirits, the brilliant minds behind the beloved Sugarbird® Gin. Get ready to sip, savour, and celebrate with the all-new Sugarplum Cape Holly and Wild Plum Candy Cane Spirit Cooler.

Embodying the essence of a South African Christmas, the Sugarplum Cape Holly and Wild Plum Candy Cane offers a delightful fusion of flavours. With sweet hints of mint, red berries, and a touch of tartness, this after-dinner shot is designed to be enjoyed chilled, in the heartwarming company of friends and family.

Sugarplum Cape Holly & Wild Plum, an adult twist on the traditional candy cane, draws inspiration for its flavour profile from the Sugarbird® gin varietal of the same name, Sugarbird® Cape Holly and Wild Plum. This unique gin varietal, introduced as a limited edition for inclusion in the popular Sugarbird® Gin Crackers® Festive ’21 collection, showcases two trees native to South Africa, Ilex mitis (Cape Holly) and Harpephyllum caffrum (Wild Plum).

Serve neat as a chilled shooter or opt for using it as a base for creative cocktails. Go elegant in a long spritzer – charged with soda or sparkling water and garnish with fresh mint and freshly sliced plum wedges. Add a candy cane stick for extra sweet swizzling. Or try a Candy Cane Crush: Fill a shaker with ice and combine two parts Candy Cane spirit cooler with one part cranberry juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.

Find Candy Cane online and in-store from: Mother City Liquors, Deeliver, Makro and soon on Takealot.

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