Posts by dkbasson

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Winner of the Verjuice Recipe Competition

Winner of the Verjuice Recipe Competition – October, 2015: Vlad Klaic, senior trainer at the Shaker Bar School in Cape Town   “Verjuice is a great alternative for any tart-sourness or mild acidity that may be needed in the bar […]

Prawns & Asparagus Salad with Verjuice Dressing & Mayo

Verjuice is wonderful for making salad dressings with a slightly sweet, subtle zing. Its gentle acidity makes it the perfect companion for ingredients with a delicate taste, such as prawns. In this spring salad, a two-ingredient dressing and a clean-tasting […]

Chicken with Roasted Onions, Grapes & Verjuice

This unusual but delicious combination of clean fruity flavours highlights the versatility of Verjuice, which lends a pleasant sweet acidity to this rustic dish. It takes a little time to fry the chicken pieces and onions before they go into […]

Angelfish with Sauce Vierge

Verjuice has a tart, sweet, subtle flavour that combines beautifully with fruity olive oil and fresh herbs. This easy warm dressing is brimming with the flavours of the south of France, and it transforms delicate angelfish fillets (a sustainable South […]

Saffron-infused Gin & Verjuice by Vlad Klaic (

A light apéritif cocktail whose main flavour is the saffron-infused gin with the Verjuice adding the perfect balance of tartness to help the gin flavours pop right out. The finish is lingering with a lovely dryness. Perfect for the avid […]

Chicken Liver Pâté with a Verjuice Jelly

A delicate liver & thyme Pâté topped with a wobbling layer of jellied pale-pink Verjuice. The mild, sweet acidity of the jellied Verjuice topping contrasts beautifully with the rich metallic taste of the livers.    

Cucumber & Herb Soup with Verjuice Granita

A cool summer soup with a beautiful pale-green colour, topped with flakes of icy Verjuice granita. With its lovely contrast of herbal creaminess and sweet, crunchy acidity, this is the perfect starter for a sweltering day.