Here's a cocktail idea that will get you thinking differently about oolong. The roasted note of this oolong infuses nicely into vodka. When mixed with tart berries and sweetened up, you get a perfect patio cocktail. You'll need about a half hour before you want to drink this because we infuse the tea right in the vodka and that takes 25 minutes to get a full flavour.
This cocktail uses a liquor that doesn't get enough attention! Creme de Cassis is a black currant liqueur. It's a great liqueur to have on hand for your summer cocktails because it's one of few really well balanced fruit liqueurs - lush fruit without the cloying sweetness. You may know Creme de Cassis from the champagne cocktail Kir Royale.
Let's get started. You'll first need to boil a bit of water just to rinse the oolong leaves and get the tight balls of tea leaves to open up.
Technically, this is a martini served on ice. So, you can make this in a proper martini shaker and serve in a martini glass if you like! And, of course, you can double or triple this recipe to make 2-3 cocktails.
What do you think about using Oolong tea in a cocktail? Have you tried it before?
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