Holiday Mixology

Holiday Mixology

Mix it up when you incorporate tea into holiday beverages like mimosas, matcha eggnog, and spiked chai whiskey.

Holiday Mixology

Ready to impress your family and friends at holiday parties with your mixology skills? Whip up these fun tea-infused cocktails and eggnog sure to put you on the nice list!

Holiday Mimosa

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime sliced
  • ¬ľ C granulated sugar
  • 1 750 ml bottle of Brut champagne, well chilled
  • 3 C Pomegranate Oolong tea
  • 6 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Use a slice of lime and run along the rim of each champagne flute.
  2. Dip the rim of the champagne flute in the granulated sugar.
  3. Fill 8 champagne flutes halfway full of pomegranate tea.
  4. Fill the rest of the glasses with sparkling wine, adding more or less if desired.
  5. Garnish each glass with 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary.

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Matcha Eggnog

Serves 1

If desired, add whiskey for a spiked eggnog.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz high-quality eggnog
  • 3 oz whole milk
  • 2 oz Matcha Jobetsugi
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Superfine sugar

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the matcha according to package instructions. Do not use hot water.
  2. Rim a 10- to 12-ounce cold cup with equal parts combined nutmeg and superfine sugar. Fill with ice.
  3. Add a combined 6 ounces (equal parts) of eggnog and whole milk. Slowly top with 2 ounces of prepared matcha. Top with grated nutmeg.

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Spiked Chai Whiskey

Serves 1

Chai Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • ¬Ĺ C water
  • 2 Chai tea sachets
  • ¬Ĺ C granulated sugar
  • ¬ľ tsp vanilla extract

Chai Whiskey Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • ¬ĺ oz chai simple syrup
  • ¬Ĺ oz heavy cream
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Chai Simple Syrup Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add tea and steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove and discard tea. Stir in sugar, reheating the tea if necessary to dissolve fully. Stir in vanilla extract and let cool.

Chai Whiskey Ingredients:

  1. Combine whiskey and chai simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously without ice for 1 minute. Alternatively, place an immersion blender in the open shaker and blend for 20- 30 seconds until light and frothy.
  2. Add heavy cream, fill with ice and shake until chilled, about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a coupe or small cocktail glass and garnish with a dash of cinnamon.

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