Summer Tea Cocktails!

Every group has one: the summer party host! This generous friend offers up their backyard/cottage/patio throughout the warm summer months, but faces a great challenge. What do you serve to the friends who’ve tried all of your signature punches and cocktails a dozen times over?

Create something new by adjusting classic recipes!

Create something new by adjusting classic recipes!

Tea cocktails are making a BIG splash on this summer’s drink list. This is nothing new – in fact, tea has been used in punches since the 16th century – but the options are now endless as tea aficionados and mixologists alike roll out recipes for summer tea-infused deliciousness!

We’ve tried and tested our own blends against this trend! Let us say, these recipes are sure to stay in our repertoire for years to come as they are OUTRAGEOUSLY YUMMY.

Toronto Island Iced Tea

1/2 oz. triple sec

1/2 oz. vodka

1/2 oz. gin

1/2 oz. tequila

1 oz. sour mix (2 parts lemon juice, 1 part sugar, 1 part water)

4 oz. Citrus Grove

Prepare the citrus grove as described in our recent post.  Mix all liquids together over ice. Shake or stir. Add lemon slice to garnish!

Moroccan Mint Julep

2 oz. Moroccan Mint tea

1 oz. bourbon

1 oz.  soda

Oranges, cherries and mint sprigs

Mix tea, bourbon, fruit and mint, making sure to mash up the cherries and mint sprigs a little bit. Pour over ice and top with soda!

Pink Dragonfruit Vodka Mar-tea-ni

1 oz. Pink Dragonfruit infused vodka or gin (Let 1tsp of tea soak in 100ml of vodka for 4-8 hours)

1/2 oz. triple sec

2 oz.  Pink Dragonfruit, chilled

Mix all liquids and pour into martini glass. Garnish with citrus fruits.

Pina Colada Punchbowl

2 parts Pina Colada tea, chilled

1 part coconut water

1 part pineapple juice

1 part rum

Mix all liquids together in punch bowl, add ice and slices of pineapple to garnish.


1 Response to “Summer Tea Cocktails!”

  1. 1 Aliyah September 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Can you upload some recipes without alcohol too? pls 🙂

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