Rooibos Limeade

rooibos limeade
Photo: Christopher Testani
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

In this tropical take on the Arnold Palmer, lime wedges, thyme sprigs, and fresh ginger are muddled together, then mixed with chilled rooibos tea.


  • ¼ cup superfine sugar

  • 6 slices peeled fresh ginger (each ¼ inch thick), plus more for serving

  • 1 bunch fresh thyme

  • 1 lime, quartered, plus ¼ cup fresh juice, and lime wheels for serving

  • 24 ounces brewed rooibos tea, chilled


  1. Combine sugar, ginger, 8 thyme sprigs, and quartered lime in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until lime quarters release their juices and ginger and thyme begin to break down. Add lime juice, stirring until sugar has completely dissolved. Strain mixture into a pitcher partially filled with ice, or divide evenly among 4 ice-filled glasses. Top with tea, stirring to evenly combine. Garnish with thyme sprigs, ginger slices, and lime wheels; serve.

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