Tea Cocktail: Raspberry Tea Cosmopolitan (a guest Friday Cocktail!)

I am excited to share a tea cocktail recipe with you from my friend Ellie Spresser. Ellie is a tea expert, so I was thrilled when she said that she would create a tea-infused recipe for my site! If you want to see more of her beautiful photography, check out her site Tea Tao, where she posts daily photos of tea-related eye candy. You won’t be sorry! – Becky

 tea cocktail - raspberry tea cosmopolitan

About a month ago my boyfriend Bill and I were throwing a tea-themed housewarming party. I was serving a tea cocktail – white sangria mixed with a fruity white tea – which prompted Becky to invite me as a guest blogger for her Friday Cocktail series.

The sangria recipe I used came from another website, and I wanted the challenge of starting from scratch. I wasn’t sure where to start, but I knew I liked vodka, and I knew that infusing vodka with tea is fun and relatively easy. I tried something with a lavender-blueberry theme, but the flavors weren’t strong enough, so I decided I wanted to go with a girly red tea cocktail instead.

What’s more girly than a cosmopolitan? I went back to the base of the sangria using a white tea with açai, pineapple, red current, mango, and apple.

I infused the vodka and got the Powell & Mahoney mixer for this recipe. Then I added raspberries and rosemary for fun and voilà! A fun girly drink was born.

Tea Cocktail: Raspberry Tea Cosmo

If you want a non boozy version of theis drink, just make a iced tea concentrate with water instead of vodka. The cosmo mixer can also be substituted for cranberry juice and simple syrup.


  • 2 oz Berry tea infused vodka (recipe below)
  • 2 oz Cosmopolitan mixer
  • Rosemary sprig
  • Soda water
  • Frozen raspberries

1. Pour the vodka and cosmo mixer into a glass. Fill the remaining glass with soda water. Top off with frozen raspberries.
2. Put the rosemary sprig in the glass and use to stir!

Berry Tea-Infused Vodka


  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite berry tea
  • 1 cup vodka


Combine your ingredients in a small glass container, and let them cold-steep in the fridge for 4 – 12 hours.

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