Green Tea-Infused Gin Sour

Imagine your companies' surprise when you ask if they would like a tea and you hand them this tea cocktail? It needs a bit of prep work, however once you have the base infusions made you'll be good to go throughout the evening.

Green Tea-Infused Gin Sour

2 oz Green Tea-Infused Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Honey Syrup

Combine the gin, lemon, and honey syrup in a shaker filled two-thirds with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a star anise pod.


Ingredients 

  • 3 teaspoons Green Loose Leaf Tea of choice
  • 375 ml Gin of choice
  • 4-6 Lemon
  • Honey

As a starting point suggest using Japanese Sencha. From there you can try using various flavour blends for all new drinks such as Tropical Spirit or Jasmine Dragon for a very classy cocktail.

We highly suggest sourcing your local farmers' market for the honey. Else get the good stuff from your local supermarket. The higher quality will show in your final mix!

To Infuse the Gin: combine gin with 3 teaspoons of green tea in a non-reactive container such as glass, and let it infuse for 2-3 hours, giving it a shake periodically. As the tannins in the tea leaves can turn the infusion bitter, sample periodically. If you taste any bitter notes, stop the infusion. Use a coffee filter or fine strainer to remove tea leafs from gin. 

Honey Syrup: combine equal parts water and honey in a saucepan. Heat gently, over low heat, stirring frequently until the honey has melted into the water. Remove and let cool.

Lemon Juice: Cut in half or quarters and squeeze lemons over a bowl, removing any seeds. Sure, you could just use store bought lemon juice but you'll taste the difference.

To Make: combine the 2ozs of gin, 1oz lemon juice, and 1oz honey syrup in a shaker filled two-thirds with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a star anise pod or lemon wedge.

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