Tea Cocktails: What are your favorites?
Tea + alcohol can a lot of [responsible] fun! What are some of your favorite tea-based or tea-infused cocktails? Don’t forgot to share the recipes too.
Here are a few we’ve been sipping on recently:
Iced Great Tea Mojito from Skinnytaste: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/05/iced-green-tea-mojito.html
Leland Palmer from Bon Appetit: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/the-leland-palmer
Rooibos Tea Cocktail from Food & Wine: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/rooibos-tea-cocktail-cocktails-2007
Chilled Lapsang Souching and whiskey are a good match.
My absolute favorite is my version of an Arnold Palmer (AKA iced tea lemonade). I have a herbal lemon tea make of lemon peel (King Tut Lemonade) and I “steep” it in gin, preferably overnight if I have planned things out right. Then I mix the gin with chilled orange pekoe and enjoy.
I make tea wine. Cold brew tea (hot brew was bitter), add about a ton of sugar & some yeast. Ferment. Then do some more steps and drink it!
It was especially nice with a jasmine tea. I think I may try a vanilla tea next.
I want to make one with my mint julep tea. Suggestions?
Maybe a recipe like this:
But to use mint julep tea instead of plain water when making the simple syrup?
I have Moroccan Mint from Teavana. Maybe it was meant to be a cocktail.
Caramel AppleTEAni :)
I make apple tea, let it cool, mix with caramel kiss vodka, a bit of apple pucker to make it a little sour, and some simple syrup to taste, shake it like a bubbble tea and drizzle caramel syrup around the rim. It’s ridiculously delicious.
Has anyone experimented with cocktails using raw pu-erh and Dan Cong? I feel like both could work with gin, but I haven’t tried any combinations yet. Any other ideas?
What about other teas? I think Ye Sheng varietal black teas, fukamushi sencha and some types of hei cha also have potential.