If you’re an aspiring mixologist and serious about tea you’re going to love these tea cocktails! Adding tea to your favorite cocktail or using tea as the base for an entirely new cocktail creates a certain intrigue and adds layers of complexity to the drink. I like to use tea in cocktails in place of sugary sodas and other mixers.
In these recipes, I’ve chosen three of my favorite Nectar teas with unique flavors and energetics, Sweet Revival, made with Pu-erh tea, Green Energy, an up-lifting green tea blend, and Belly Calm Chai, a licorice and cinnamon infused herbal blend.
I recommend preparing the tea several hours in advance so it has time to cool before you blend the cocktail. In these recipes, you’ll see that I use “parts” as measurements. This is quite standard in herbal recipes. Here, “parts” refer to “fluid” measurements, like a fluid ounce, one fluid cup, or even a shot glass. If you choose one fluid ounce as your “part,” a single serving for these cocktails will be 4-5 ounce. So, decide how many people you want to serve and how many drinks you’ll need and set your “part” accordingly.
Let’s Make Some Tea Cocktails!
Red Hot Chai Cocktail
- 2 parts Fireball Whiskey
- 2 parts Belly Calm Chai, hot or chilled
- 1 dash Cardamom Bitters
- 2 parts Almond or Rice Milk, hot or chilled
- Ice, if served cold
Prepare the tea in advance and allow it to chill before mixing. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. (A mason jar with a lid will substitute in a pinch) Add ice and shake to aerate and chill. Strain out the ice as you pour into your favorite cocktail glass. Enjoy!
Please don’t drink and drive and if you do drink, please drink responsibly.
I hope you’ll share your creations in the comment section below. Leave me a message in the comments below if you have questions.