by Emeric Harney July 29, 2021 3 min read
Fans of tea cocktails have long known that adding tea as an ingredient in cocktails (and mocktails) makes a great drink even better. But what if we twisted this notion around a bit -- rather than just adding tea as an ingredient, instead we infused the alcohol with the tea? It’s incredibly easy and can change the way you look at your favorite cocktail recipes.
Combining tea and liquor is not a new notion. Back as far as colonial times, tea was used as an ingredient in alcoholic punches. With the variety of tea flavors and blends available now, the art of infusing for cocktails has become incredibly popular, as the possibilities and options for creaTEAvity are endless.
Creating a unique tea-infused spirit is about as simple as simple gets:
Another method you can use for more generic use is to steep tea in syrup. This gives you the option of adding a tea infusion into different kinds of cocktails made with a variety of spirits, rather than having an entire bottle of infused vodka or gin, for example. To infuse tea in syrup:
As we said, you can use this simple method with any tea and any spirit of your choosing to add some tea-zazz to your cocktails! Here are just a couple of recipes to get you started. Happy infusing!
For the honey simple syrup:
For the cocktail:
For the cocktail:
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