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
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 aÃ§ai, 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 voilÃ ! 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.