These simple and delightful drinks are the perfect way to combine cocktail hour with tea time. The possibilities are endless!
Here are some of our specialty tea-infused cocktails developed by star mixologist Laura Silverman of the Outside Institute
2 oz. saffron and cardamom-infused vodka
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. Moscow Mule syrup (use 2 heaping tablespoons of tea. See below for recipe for simple syrup)
Splash of ginger beer
Crystallized ginger garnish
* For non-alchoholic mocktail: no vodka and increase ginger beer
2 oz. Watermelon Tea
2 oz. blanco tequila
1 oz. Man Tea syrup (use 2 heaping tablespoons of tea. See below for recipe for simple syrup)
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes of chile bitters
pinch of sea salt
2 oz. bourbon
2 oz. Söder Tea
2 oz. strawberry-rhubarb syrup
Fresh strawberry garnish
MOCKTAILS (non alcoholic)
Catskills Harvest Cooler
Mix Catskills Harvest tea with fresh lemon juice, rose petal syrup and rose citrus bitters.
Genmaicha tea (bancha green tea with popped rice)
Chaga syrup and tincture
To make a simple syrup combine equal parts sugar and water plus flavoring. Bring to boil. Let steep for approximately 20 min. (you can find some terrific flavored syrup recipes here) Strain and let cool.
Here are some additional recommendations for enjoying Tay Tea's Cocktail Teas.
Iced Watermelon Tea with Vodka
Iced Moscow Mule with Gin
Use iced Söder Tea as a base for sangria
Tips for tea cocktails
When it comes to making tea cocktails the choices are endless. However it is important to pay attention to tea brewing times and temperatures to maximize the flavors of your tea drinks. You get the most flavor from your tea if you use the hot brewing method. Chill the tea before making a cocktail. Place in freezer for a few minutes. Add garnishes (fresh mint leaves, fruit, and spices) as desired. Enjoy!