Sparkle Up This Festive Season With Tea Cocktails That Will Leave You In High Spirits
What is the diwali and festive season without any cocktail parties? Now that we are living in a new normal, intimate house parties have become the new norm. Make your festive house party a bit more exciting with cocktails that you can make using our range of celebration teas. Teas work great as bitters for cocktails as it adds flavour and elevates the taste of the drink. To make your life a little bit easier, we have curated 4 best cocktails you can make using our celebration teas such as Blue Tea, Strawberry Tea, Rose Tea and Moroccan Mint Tea. Check them out and take over the bartending duties at your next party.
Blue Tea Gin Cocktail:
This is for all the gin lovers out there! This beautiful blue tea cocktail not just tastes great but also looks #instaworthy. Blue pea flower is a natural litmus test paper and it changes colour depending on it being acidic or alkaline. So, it is always interesting to make cocktails with blue pea tea. Check out how to make this refreshing blue tea gin cocktail that is perfect for a sundowner or dinner party.
- 60mls Gin
- 30mls Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
- 30mls Lavender Water
- 10mls Fresh Lime Juice (or to taste)
- Dash of Lavender Bitters
- Kale Flower, for garnish
Shake all ingredients (except for the flower) together.
Pour into a glass and serve with a flower.
Rose Pomegranate Martini
If you love your Martini shaken and not stirred just like how James Bond does, then try this Rose Pomegranate Martini that has both tarty and fruity with floral notes. It is great for a festive party and quite refreshing too.
- 45 ml Vodka
- 1 tea bag or 1 tbsp Desert Black Rose Tea
- 15 ml Sweet Vermouth
- 45 ml Pomegranate juice
- Fresh mint leaves
- Cherry bitters
- Aromatic bitters
- Rose petals
Infuse your vodka with Desert Black Rose Tea by simply pouring 1 cup vodka into a container and add 1 tea bag or 1 tbsp of loose leaves. Seal the container and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in a cool dark spot. When it’s done your vodka should be amber colored. In a shaker, combine 45 ml pomegranate juice, 45 ml vodka infused with black rose tea, 15 ml of sweet vermouth, 1 dash of each bitter and 3-5 broken mint leaves. Shake with ice and pour into your pre-garnished cocktail glass.
Strawberry Green Tea Mojito
Green tea with strawberries and white rum? Yes please! Enjoy the notes of strawberry in this Mojito which is great for those poker nights and diwali parties.
- Fresh strawberries – 8-10
- Lemons – 4
- Strawberry Green Tea – 2 tsp
- Bacardi White rum – 60 ml
- Mint leaves
- Sugar – 4 tsp
- Water – 1 cup
- Club Soda – 2 cups
Brew the strawberry green tea in water, strain and let it cool down. Hull strawberries and add them to your blender to make a sauce. Cut 2 lemons into thin wedges and juice the remaining 2 lemons. Muddle the lime wedges, strawberry sauce, green tea, mint leaves, and sugar together. Now add rum and lemon juice. Stir well. Pour this into 2 glasses and top it with club soda. Add ice-cubes, garnish this cocktail with mint or lemon slices.
Moroccan Spiced Mint Tea Juleps Cocktail
This cocktail is a sure shot winner among all the mint and bourbon lovers. An instant hit, it is made with spices and mint tea. Be it a diwali party or just a party for any festivities or celebration, this cocktail will win hearts.
Moroccan Spiced Simple Syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 pieces cinnamon stick (broken into)
- 3 cloves whole
- 1/2 cup crystallized ginger chips
Moroccan Mint Iced Tea
- 4 tsp of Moroccan Mint Tea
- 475 ml water
Moroccan Spiced Mint Tea Juleps Cocktail
- 4 parts iced mint tea
- 2 parts bourbon
- 1 part Moroccan Spiced Simple Syrup
- 3–5 leaves fresh mint (additional for garnish, if desired)
Prepare Moroccan Spiced Simple Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine all simple syrup ingredients and bring to a simmer on low heat. Continue to simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Let syrup cool. Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer and into an airtight container; discard solids. Syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month. Makes about 300 ml of simple syrup.
Prepare Moroccan Mint Iced Tea:
Bring 475 ml of water to a boiling in a small pan on your stove top. Remove from heat and steep the moroccan mint for 8 minutes. Fill a pitcher with ice. Pour hot tea over ice and chill until ready to use in the refrigerator.
Moroccan Spiced Mint Tea Juleps Cocktail:
Place mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon press the mint leaves into the bottom of the glass. Add simple syrup, bourbon, and tea. Top with ice and optional mint garnish.
Do try out these recipes with our curated range of festive teas that you can find on our website and keep those festive spirits high!