As a result, the couple have held onto their day jobs in order to be able to use their earnings to help establish the business.
"We were fortunate to meet the owner of Woodstock Gin Co, Simon von Witt, whom we are subcontracting with as our distiller. But we use the Jongiles' recipe.
"We met Simon at a gin festival and, while tasting his gin, we talked about the township market and how that was our target market.
"As we were explaining our vision to him, we kind of connected and ever since then he has been a great helper and a mentor."
One year and R200000 later - all self-funded - they officially launched Mayine Premium Gin, and point out that mayine means let it rain.
It has become trendy in record time with an average of 120 bottles sold online per week.
The ultimate goal, Luvuyo says, is to establish the first gin distillery at the centre of Khayelitsha within the next two years.
"The goal is to start producing the gin ourselves and to create jobs for local residents.
"We also plan to open a restaurant next to the distillery in a further bid to promote tourism to this hood," he says.