With so many flavors, tea offers up a world of possibilities as a great ingredient for cocktails. Sweet, sour, savory, hot or cold, there are so many combinations available. Here are a few suggestions that you may want to try while awaiting warmer days ahead.
Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktail: The southern states love their sweet tea and you can easily imagine that there is more than one recipe out there to make your own…but here’s a zippy version with a great punch to it: bourbon. With warmer and longer days around the corner, this confection will be great for evenings spent on your balcony or porch congratulating yourself for surviving another winter.
Rooibos Tea Cocktail: Fans of rooibos tea rejoice, this one is for you! Offering an earthy-fruity combination this great mix is sure to hit the spot thanks to the mix of shochu, vermouth and blackberries.
Royal Tea: The British love their tea and their gin too. Mix both of them up and voilà, Royal Tea is served! This cocktail offers a combination of Beefeater Gin and Earl Grey tea with a few splashes of lemon and sugar for an unbelievable taste suitable for King, Queen and all.
Rock & Rye & Rum Punch: Warm days ahead but you still have the sniffles? Here’s the sure to your sore throat! This punch recipe is a take on the old cure sure to help you get back on your feet quickly, unless you have one too many.
Sparkling Green Tea Cocktail: Who doesn’t like a bit of bubbles, especially Champagne bubbles? Here,s a great cocktail that combines chilled green tea, gin and yes, Champagne. The end result is tasty, fresh with a hint of ginger flavor.
Gin & Peppermint: The name says it all, the result is an easy to make cocktail with a great taste.
Tipsy Lemonade Iced Tea: Notes of citrus fun mixed in with some black tea and lemon vodka – yeah, it’s as good as that may sound. This twisted version of an Arnold Palmer will surely be a hit for relaxing after a hot day this summer.
Green Tea Gimlet: Here’s another for the green tea lovers. This mix isn’t so much on the sweet side but rather offering an interesting savory option that is sure to bring smiles all around.