To celebrate international tea day, we’re bringing you some classic cocktails with a twist of tea!
Sagamore Chai Tea Cocktail
The perfect cocktail from Sagamore Spirit for those who appreciate the sweet aromatics of this classic South Asian tea.
– 45 ml Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey
– 30 ml fresh pineapple juice
– 30 ml lemon juice
– 90 ml Chai Tea, chilled
– 15 ml Cinnamon simple syrup
Combine all ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish the glass with cinnamon sugar for some extra sweetness.
A smokey twist on the Old Fashioned, that Catoctin Creek call “The Churchill.” This cocktail features an excellent Lapsang souchong tea from Dominion Tea (just down the street from the distillery!). Lapsang souchong is a black tea, traditionally dried with pinewood, which imparts a delicious smokiness. Winston Churchill reportedly enjoyed putting whisky in his tea. Recipe courtesy Jonathan Coate.
– 30ml Roundstone Rye
– 15ml Lapsang syrup*
– Dash of chocolate bitters
– Brandied cocktail cherry for garnish
Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass with a big chunk of ice and garnish with the cherry.
Steep simmering simple syrup with loose leaf lapsang souchong tea for about 10 minutes. Strain out the tea leaves after steeping.