Summer Cocktail Recipes from Davids Tea

In yesterday's review of DAVIDsTEA, I mentioned that Violet Hour's Tyler Fry had developed 5 tea infused cocktails for the summer. I had stated that if you wished to obtain the recipes to visit one of their three Chicago locations to pick them up. However, thanks to some wonderful promotors of DAVIDsTEA, I have the recipes to share with you.

Though you still have to visit a DAVIDsTEA, you can walk in knowing what you need to make your soon to be favorite cocktails.

The Sunburned Sling is Tropicalia tea infused with coconut flavors:

  • 2 oz Bombay Dry Gin (infused for 2 hours with Tropicalia)
  • .75 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • .50 oz Simple Syrup
  • .25 oz Grenadine
  • Shake.
  • Strain over soda and ice in a Collins Glass.
  • Garnish with orange and lemon wheel.

The Brazilian Love Bird is a twist on the Caipirinha:

  • 2 oz Mae D'Ouro Cachaca (infused for 2 hours with DAVIDsTEA’s Pink Passion Fruit blend)
  • .75 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice or 2 halves of lime, muddled
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • Shake and roll the cocktail, “garbage and all” into a rocks glass. No garnish.

The Migratory Coconut is similar to a Pina Colada, except that it is low calorie:

  • 2 oz Appleton White Rum (infused for 2 hours with DAVIDsTEA’s Coconut Grove blend)
  • 1 oz Fresh pineapple juice
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .125 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • Garnish with a mint sprig.

The Squared Julep is for those people looking for a strong drink (Per Tyler Fry, "think big and boozy"):

  • 3 oz Weller 107 Bourbon (infused for 1.5 hours with DAVIDsTEA’s Mint Julep blend)
  • .50 oz Demerara syrup (that's a "fat" half ounce)
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • Gently press the mint, expressing oils around the entire inside of the Julep Cup.
  • Donate Bourbon, syrup and crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig.

Last, but not least, the One-Two Punch is an all-fruit blend mixed with Tequila:

  • 2 oz Lunazul Blanco Tequila (infused for two hours with DAVIDsTEA’s Mango Fruit Punch blend)
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz Orange marmalade syrup (Equal parts orange marmalade and simple syrup with a pinch of salt.)
  • 1 strawberry, muddled
  • Shake. Strain over ice in a punch mug or rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

There you have it, five fabulous new cocktails to help you get through the summer months.


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