• This home-made lemon and ginger tonic is the perfect, refreshing drink for a lazy summer’s afternoon. With only a few simple ingredients you are sure to have in your pantry, you can throw this drink together in 10 minutes only. If you are travelling, you can keep the lemonade cool in a thermos flask filled with ice cubes. Add lemon or lime leaves to the lemonade for decoration and you are good to go!

    Recipe by Jacques Erasmus

    Photograph by Micky Hoyle

    Home-made lemon and ginger tonic

    Serves: 6
    Cooking Time: 10 mins


    • 200ml lemon juice
    • 120g sugar
    • 5cm fresh ginger, peeled and minced
    • a pinch of salt
    • 500ml (2 cups) crushed ice
    • 1L (4 cups) tonic water
    • lemon leaves, to garnish
    • sliced lemons, to serve



    Combine the lemon juice, sugar, ginger and salt, and mix well.


    Add the crushed ice and top with tonic water.


    Garnish with lemon leaves and serve with sliced lemons.

    Imka Webb

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