Add a touch of creativity to your recipes this season!

With South Africa being in the height of summer, you have to find creative recipes With South Africa being in the height of summer, you have to find creative recipes that celebrate the season, but that are also refreshing. Luckily, you don’t have to look far, because Cape Town Gin has just the recipes for this season! From your Pink Lady G&T spruced up with a grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig, to a delicious Rooibos Red Cranberry Jelly, they are the ideal combination of summer refreshment. 

Cool off this season with these creative festive recipes:

Cranberry Rooibos Gin Jellies


  • 100ml Cape Town Rooibos Red Gin
  • 800ml water
  • 800g cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Peel from 1 orange
  • 500g sugar

Bring the cranberries and water to the boil, and let simmer for 20 minutes. Scoop out half a teacupful of whole berries and keep to the side. Bash the rest with a potato masher or wooden spoon and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Line a plastic sieve with muslin and sit this over a bowl. Pour in the cranberry mush and leave to drain overnight.

Have ready 4 200ml jars. Put the orange peel in a bowl and cover with boiling water.

Measure the strained cranberry liquid and make it up to 700ml with water. Pour into a pan and add the 100ml gin and sugar. Heat gently, then bring to the boil. Boil until it reaches a rolling boil (a furious mass of bubbles rising to the top of the pan). Take the pan off the heat and pop a few drops on a cold saucer.

Wait a couple of minutes, then push the puddle of jelly with your fingernail. It should wrinkle – if not, return the pan to the heat and boil again for another minute before testing again.

Once the jelly is ready, ladle into the jars. Leave to stand until tepid, then push the orange peels and reserved cranberries into the jelly. Leave to cool completely, then put on the lids. Leave for 24 hours.

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