Monday, January 25, 2010

MxMo XLV : Tea

This month's theme is being hosted at Cocktail Virgin and the theme is Tea. As described:

• Find or concoct a drink recipe that uses tea or tisane (a herbal “tea” which lacks tea leaves) as an ingredient. This can be hot tea, cold tea, tea syrups, or infusions and use it in a cocktail, punch, or other drink type.

We had this on the menu last spring and summer and it was a big hit for us. Start by infusing a bottle of rum, either light or aged depending on your preference, by adding a few tea bags and allowing to steep to taste. Use more tea bags for a quicker and flavor packed infusion or use less if wanting to steep for a longer period of time. For this I used Cruzan aged and a standard black English tea, which I used one tea bag per fifth of rum and allowed to steep for 10 hours overnight. The rest is a standard Hemmingway daiquiri.

Tea with Hemmingway
2 oz. Tea Infused Rum
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Juice of one lime and a quarter grapefruit.

1 comment:

frederic said...

Nice Daiquiri variant! Thank you for your Mixology Monday submission!