Rose Tea Gin & Tonic

Rose Tea Gin & Tonic

When the weather warms up again here in London, I’m going to make rose tea G&T. It can also be easily made without the gin if you want a virgin version.

Rose Tea Gin & Tonic


  • 1 handful dried rose petals
  • 1 tbsp hibiscus petals
  • something green (nettle, lemon balm)
  • 1 tbsp chamomile or a teabag (not too much or it can taste bitter)
  • gin
  • tonic water


  • First, brew a fragrant herbal tea. Let the tea brew well, at least 10 minutes.
  • I usually let it sit in the pot until it's cool. Then I decant into a bottle and put it in the fridge.
  • Then, in the evening, just pour a G&T as you would usually, but substitute 1/2 the tonic with the herbal tea.
  • Lovely! (and less sugary than the standard version)


Most of the ingredients can be sourced from any good Turkish store.