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Learn How To Make 3 Classic Tea Cocktails

Everyone knows how important tea is to living a healthy life: a great diet with some tantalizing tea can make you feel great with every sip. But tea isn’t just a health powerhouse that tastes incredible. It can actually be a significant part of some of the best cocktails you’ll ever try.

Because of its many flavor notes and varieties, tea has become a staple in lounges serving unforgettable classic cocktails and flavor-packed fusions. The best part is that you don’t have to be a mixologist to make any of these drinks. Just follow these three quick and easy recipes to get started on making your own amazing tea-based cocktails:

1. Iced Green Gin Tea

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Brew green tea for 3-5 min
  • Add honey
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 20 min
  • Add ice and gin

Note: Remember to add the honey while the tea is still hot to ensure that it is fully mixed into the tea. In this recipe, no lime is required because Fresh Greens already has a perfect blend of organic lemongrass and organic lemon verbena for a refreshing citrusy finish.

2. Iced Bourbon Peach Tea

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Brew tea for 3-5 min
  • Add sweetener
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 20 min
  • Add ice and Bourbon
  • Garnish with orange

Note: If you want to sweeten your tea, do it while it’s still hot unless you are using simple syrup. This drink is perfect for summer during a picnic or barbecue.

3. Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz Bourbon
  • 4-6oz Egyptian Chamomile
  • 1 slice orange
  • 1 tsp honey or simple syrup (to taste)

Method:

  • Brew chamomile for 3-5 min
  • Add sweetener
  • Add Bourbon
  • Garnish with orange

Note: You can substitute any tea for the chamomile depending on how much caffeine content you want. Bourbon can also be substituted with any kind of whiskey. The Hot Toddy is a classic during winter and is even sometimes used as a remedy for a mild cold or cough.

To spice up your cocktail, you can find liquors and liqueurs that are infused with flavors OR you can make infused liquors yourself with a simple cold brew method — simply steep the tea in the liquor at room temperature for approximately 1 – 2 hours.

The possibilities are endless. Feel free to embrace your creativity and make something to suit any occasion and season. (You can even create your own name for your drink!) Keep mixing and, as always, enjoy responsibly.

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