Mixing tea with your favorite alcoholic beverages is a fun way to create fragrant cocktails with surprisingly complex flavors.
Chandon Passion Tea Mimosa
When you combine two of the world’s most noble beverages, the result is a classy cocktail for discriminating guests. Cocktail Recipe:
3 oz Chandon Rosé
½ oz Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka
1/3 oz chilled jasmine tea
1/3 oz fresh lemon juice
Directions In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the peach. Add ice, vodka, tea and lemon juice then shake. Strain into a flute and top with 3 oz Chandon Rosé. Makes 1 cocktail. Suggested glassware: Champagne flute
Iced Green Tea Mojito
An Asian twist on a traditional Cuban cocktail makes this mojito the perfect drink for a hot summer day. Cocktail Recipe:
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
4 large spearmint leaves
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup brewed green tea, chilled
1 oz Appleton White Rum
Directions: Muddle the lime juice, mint, and sugar together in a tall Collins glass until the leaves bruise lightly and the flavors release. Add ice until glass is about 3/4 full and then pour in rum and green tea. Stir well and garnish with mint and lime. Suggested glassware: Collins Glass
Earl Grey tea (named for Charles, Second Earl Grey, Prime Minister of England) is made from the finest black tea leaves blended with the orange fruit flavor of bergamot.
1 tbsp honey
3/4 glass Earl Grey tea
2 shots Rémy Martin Cognac
1 slice lemon
Directions: Brew tea and fill a tall glass 3/4 full. Mix in honey. Mix in brandy shots. Add lemon slice and enjoy.