I have been challenged to come up with a cocktail using tea by the lovely people at teapigs. I was up for the challenge, as I love a cocktail, and it sounded like a fab idea for summer. So I had a little play with some ingredients and came up with the Mint Ana.
So first up, here are the the selection of teas that I was sent, I have also made an iced tea, which I will share with you on another day.
It was very simple to do, and is a very refreshing cocktail. You could make it without the alcohol too, and add cubes of ice for a simple iced tea.
The teapig bags are actually called temples, which are different to the tea bags, as not only are they holding whole leaf tea but they are made from biodegradable mesh. At this stage I also added a dash of honey. I don’t usually add sugar to my tea, but felt when I was experimenting it needed the sweetness.
Next up, I added a little extra mint I felt I want to layer the flavour, and by adding the fresh mint it did just that. I left the tea to brew for three minutes, before taking out the temple. I then strained the tea so to remove the fresh mint, and left it to cool adding a few cubes of ice I popped it in the fridge.
Then I added a generous shot of vodka and poured the tea into a martini glass. This recipe would make either 4 Martini glasses or 1 large highball glass worth of drink. I then added a small amount of grenadine, which sinks to the bottom of the glass, so giving it a really pretty layered look.
It is delicious, very refreshing and a lovely summery drink. Its been an absolutely gorgeous day weather today, so testing this drink out has been perfect!
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Disclaimer : I was not paid to write this post, but was given the selection of tea to experiment with.