When Anette and Ian Corder of Corder Family Wines (corderwines.co.za) entertain, their menu makes the most of the amazing fresh produce available in the Elgin valley



  • 250ml brown sugar
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 250ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 litre cold water
  • sprigs of fresh mint
  • slices of lemon, to serve


1. Add the sugar to the hot water and stir until it has dissolved.
2. Add the lemon juice and blend well.
3. Add the cold water and mint and place in the fridge to cool for a few hours before serving in a jug with fresh lemon slices.

This recipe serves 6 – 8.