Signature Cocktails

Developed exclusively for The Inventer by Kurt Schlechter, the award winning bartender who is a fierce promoter of potstill brandies, and passionate about spirits and cocktails.

Kurt is the brains behind the CAUSE|EFFECT concept and was voted one of the world’s top 100 influential people in the industry by Drinks International Magazine in 2019. He is currently ranked #46 on the list of the world’s most influential people in the liquor industry.

We love what Kurt has created and have no doubt that these cocktail recipes will add a new twist on your old favourites!

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Blanco Sour

50ml The Inventer XO Blanco Brandy
15ml Lemon juice 
25ml Passion fruit juice 
25ml Orange juice 
25ml Sugar syrup 

25ml Egg Whites or Aquafaba (Vegan option)

Shake and strain all ingredients with ice, discard ice and dry shake, pour over ice.

Serve: Charlene glass with lemon twist & edible flower.

Blanco Julep

10 large mint leaves torn
50ml The Inventer XO Blanco Brandy
20ml Demerara sugar
10ml Old Brown Sherry

Tear mint leaves and add to rest of ingredients into a mixing glass filled crushed ice. Stir for 30 seconds until drink has cooled sufficiently, pour into Julep cup and cap with more crushed ice.

Serve: Julep cap or Whisky glass, garnished with fresh mint.

Old Fashioned Blanco

50ml The Inventer XO Blanco Brandy
8ml sugar syrup or One sugar cube
3-4 dashes aromatic bitters

Muddle sugar and bitters, stir in brandy slowly over ice.

Serve: Whisky glass with an orange twist and fynbos

Rosso 75


25ml The Inventer XO Rosso Brandy
10ml Lemon juice
15ml Sugar syrup
15ml Cranberry juice
25ml Cabernet Sauvignon
50ml Brut bubbles

Shake first five ingredients with ice, strain and top with Brut bubbles.

Serve: Champagne glass with orange twist 

Rosso Sazerac

50ml The Inventer XO Rosso Brandy
10ml Vanilla sugar syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir all ingredients over ice for 30 seconds, strain into chilled glass.

Serve: Whisky glass with Lemon zest. 

Citrus Paloma

50ml The Inventer Pamplemousse Gin
25ml Sugar syrup
15ml Lime juice
75ml Grapefruit juice

Shake and strain first 4 ingredients with ice, strain over ice and top with soda.

Collins glass garnished with the citrus of your choice.

Citrus Burst Martini

50ml The Inventer Pamplemousse Gin
25ml Dry vermouth
10ml Citrus Oleo

Stir all ingredients over ice.

Serve: Martini glass with an orange twist 

Gin Gimlet

50ml The Inventer Pamplemousse Gin
25ml Citrus Oleo
25ml Lemon juice

Shake all ingredients together & strain.

Serve: Martini glass with lemon zest & lavender bud

Citrus Oleo

1 Grapefruit
2 Lemons
3 Oranges


  1. Peel all citrus with a peeler but be careful to not catch the white pith.
  2. Place in 2 litre container with one kg sugar.
  3. Juice citrus and add to peels and sugar.
  4. Let sit for 24 hours to extract all the oils.
  5. Strain into a sterilised jar and keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. Add 15ml gin to the liquid for it to last a little longer.