We don’t just drink tea around here, we love all kinds of drinks, especially the hard ones. When it comes to cocktails, tea and spirits play nicely together, so when fabulous tea cocktail creators, Teatini, got in touch, we were excited to see what their experimental mixology would produce.
Neha and Smruthi from Teatini picked our Berry & Jasmine Sencha blend and crafted this modern take on a classic Cosmopolitan.
They said, “For each creation we usually either infuse tea directly in the spirit or liqueur or we add a strong, concentrated brew of tea. However, for this cocktail we used both techniques. This ensured all of the different flavours and aromas in the tea were subtly yet perfectly pronounced in the cocktail.”
“This blend is a delicious substitute for artificially sweetened cranberry juice or syrup typically used in the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail and creates a refreshing spin with FAIR spirits’ vodka and liqueur,” they added.
Here’s how you can make it at home.
45mL Perfect South Berry & Jasmine Sencha tea
30mL Perfect South Berry & Jasmine Sencha tea infused FAIR quinoa vodka
15mL FAIR goji berry liqueur
15mL fresh lime juice
1 cup of ice
Fine mesh strainer
Spoon out 2 tsp of tea into a tea pot
Pour in 175mL of water at 80°C
Steep for no more than 3 minutes
Separate tea leaves and water (use a strainer to ensure no leaves are in the liquid)
Spoon out 1 tsp of tea into a small cup
Pour in 35mL of vodka and stir
Infuse for no more than 45 minutes
Separate tea leaves and vodka (use a strainer to ensure no leaves are in the vodka)
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake, then fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a flower.
Drink and enjoy!