I have got the newest craze for you! Tea Cocktails! Tea cocktails are innovative, refreshing, and healthier than other high-caloric options and what better way to delight your family and friends than by making handmade drinks poolside or at a barbeque? More importantly, they are a breeze to prepare and one of life’s simplest pleasures.
The White Tea Smash created by Kevin Burke of Colt & Gray is seriously amazing. (See recipe below.) This tea tonic uses fresh herbs, lemon, honey, vodka, and Teatulia White Tea. Another one of my favorite drinks is the Green Tea Mint Julep. (See recipe below.) The Green Tea Mint Julep contains Teatulia Green Tea, whiskey, simple syrup, lemon, and mint. It is the perfect drink for a hot summer night.
Creating your very own tea concoction can be fun! All you have to do is mix and match various types of tea and alcohol with your favorite herbs, fruit, and citrus. Half the fun is experimenting! You can also find additional recipes such as the Tequila Cilantro Cocktail and Green Tea Ginger Cooler on Teatulia’s website. www.teatulia.com
If you are still stumped or would like to learn more about making iced tea and tea cocktails, I suggest watching the tips given on this short clip featuring Teatulia on the Everyday Show:
White Tea Smash
(Submitted by Kevin Burke from Colt & Gray)
Glass: Tall Collins Glass
Garnish: Thyme Sprig
2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
.25 oz. Honey
1.5 oz. Vodka
3 oz. Chilled, brewed White Tea
Muddle 1 sprig Thyme with Piece of lemon in honey to extract oil. Add Vodka, tea, and ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with remaining thyme sprig.
Green Tea Mint Julep
(Submitted by Justin Russell from Corridor44)
2 oz. Teatulia green tea
1.5 oz. Stranahans Colorado whiskey
Half a lemon squeezed
1.5 oz. simple syrup
To make the drink, start with a sugar rim cocktail glass. Muddle the mint, lemon juice, and sugar in the glass. Then add crushed ice, and pour the tea and the whiskey over the ice. Garnish with mint and lemon. Drink!