Rooibos-infused gin? What is this wizardry?
CAPE TOWN GIN COMPANY ROOIBOS RED: Described as a “sipping” gin by its makers, this handcrafted gin balances the juniper, orange peel and cinnamon flavours of a classic gin with the earthy, slightly sweet notes of organic rooibos.
WOODSTOCK GIN CO. HIGH TEA: Wine-distilled gin forms the base of this blushing beaut, which is infused with a mixture of rooibos and honeybush. Other notes include coriander, jasmine and a hint of citrus.
NEW HARBOUR DISTILLERY ROOIBOS INFUSED GIN: The base gin is vapour-infused with eight botanicals, then married with an unaged gin infused with rooibos. After a honeymoon period, the blend is smooth, yet complex, with flavours of cracked juniper, almonds and citrus.
PINK PEPPERCORN FROSÉ
Frosé, as in frozen rosé, is the newest obsession Stateside. We’re saying, why not? Here’s our spin on it: place 1 x 750 ml bottle rosé of your choice in the freezer until almost frozen. Heat 100 ml Woolies rose syrup with 1 T pink peppercorns, remove from the heat and allow to stand for 30 minutes to infuse. Strain and chill. Blend the rosé with the infused syrup and 70 ml lemon juice. Garnish with a dusting of crushed pink peppercorns if you like.
DIY your own PINK GIN
- Place 3 drops Angostura bitters in a tumbler.
- Swirl it around until the glass is coated and pour out the remainder.
- Add 60 ml The Botanist gin, stir and enjoy.
For more fabulous pink drinks, visit thebotanist.com.