South African Rooibos, Peach & Brandy Iced Tea to Celebrate South Africa as a World Cocktail Capital

Recently, South Africa’s Mother City – Cape Town – received the prestigious honor of being named the cocktail...

Recently, South Africa’s Mother City – Cape Town – received the prestigious honor of being named the cocktail capital of the world by Diageo Reserve. To celebrate, enjoy a classic refreshing South African aperitif from South African-born Top Chef Seattle alum, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Binder:

Chef Lizzie Binder’s play on classic iced tea (South African style) is perfect to enjoy not only in honor of this special occasion, but for year-round indulging. The iced tea makes four generous portions.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups strong Rooibos tea, cooled
  • 4-6 Ounces shots brandy (depending on the time of day)
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 peaches (sliced)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • Large handful of fresh mint leaves

Directions

In large pitcher, add peaches, lemon and mint and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Serve poured over ice.

Courtesy of www.ElizabethBinder.com

African Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

African Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.