Serves 4


• 480ml water

• 41?2 teaspoons Dilmah t-Series Vanilla Ceylon Tea

• 1 tablespoon sugar

• 1 tablespoon vanilla bush honey

• 4 fresh vanilla pods

• Juice of 1 lime

• 1 lime cut into 4 wedges

• 80ml vanilla flavoured vodka

• Soda water


Roll the vanilla pods between the palms of your hands until soft. With a pair of scissors snip off each end of the vanilla pod and push a cocktail straw through from end to the other. Reserve all the seeds. Trim the ends of the straw so that they are even. Bring the water to a boil and add the tea, leave to steep for 10 minutes. Strain into a clean jug and add the honey, the reserved vanilla seeds, sugar and lime juice. Stir and leave to chill in the fridge.


Fill four long glasses with ice. Pour 20ml of vanilla vodka into each glass over the ice. Fill the glasses almost to the top with the cold vanilla tea and finish with a splash of soda and a wedge of lime. Serve each drink with a vanilla straw.