• Go ahead and make a pink gin and tonic with rooibos and lemongrass. You deserve it!

    Pink gin and tonic with rooibos and lemongrass

    Serves: 4
    Total Time: 15 mins + 3 hrs, to chill


    • 2 lemongrass sticks, bruised + extra, to garnish
    • 500ml (2 cups) water
    • 2 Rooibos teabags
    • 125ml (½ cup) gin
    • 2 x 200ml cans pink tonic



    In a small saucepan over high heat, place the 2 bruised lemongrass sticks in the water. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add the Rooibos teabags and set aside to infuse until you achieve the desired strength. Remove the teabags and lemongrass, and discard. Refrigerate the infusion to chill for 3 hours.


    In a large jug, combine the remaining ingredients with the chilled tea infusion. Stir well. Divide, over ice, among 4 glasses. Serve garnished with the extra sticks of lemongrass.

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    Recipe and styling by Nomvuselelo Mncube

    Photograph by Dylan Swart

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com