The United States is a nation of cocktail lovers with appletinis, margaritas, and mimosas being some of the most popular in the country, PR Newswire reveals. Tea-based cocktails, in particular, make for some of the most flavorful cocktails out there. No matter your tastes, you’re bound to find a new favorite to enjoy.
Spiked Arnold Palmer
A spiked Arnold Palmer (also known as a John Daly cocktail) is a tasty beverage featuring just lemonade, iced tea, and vodka. Start by making the lemonade: in a cocktail shaker mix 4 ounces of water, 2 ounces of simple syrup, and 2 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Shake well, strain into a tall glass, and chill. This makes enough lemonade for around three or four cocktails. Next, fill another tall glass with ice and pour in a shot of vodka, followed by equal parts lemonade and iced tea. Stir and garnish with a lemon wedge and fresh mint. This recipe also tastes great with a fruity iced tea, such as watermelon, raspberry, or lemon. And, instead of vodka, you can also use whisky, rum, or tequila.
Spiked Thai iced tea
Spiked Thai iced tea is a moreish blend of rum, Irish cream, and, of course, your favorite iced black tea. Although you can use any type of black tea in this recipe, one sourced from Nilgiri, India, for example, works particularly well. This type of fruity black tea strikes the right balance between sweet and tangy, and also has a complementary creamy vanilla finish. A tea subscription club is a great way to try out tasty different teas for your cocktails regularly.
When you’re ready to make this cocktail, mix 1 ounce of coconut milk, 11/2 ounces Irish cream liqueur, ½ an ounce of sweetened condensed coconut milk, 2 cloves, ½ teaspoon anise seed, and 1/8th vanilla bean. Let it sit for around three hours and strain. Next, fill a tall glass with ice, and add one ounce of aged rum and 2 ½ ounces of chilled, strong black iced tea. Then, pour 3 ounces of the coconut milk infusion into the tall glass slowly, so it forms a separate lawyer at the top of the cocktail. Finish with a grating of nutmeg.
Jalisco high tea
A Jalisco high tea is packed with flavor. If you can opt for reposado tequila to lend the cocktail a subtle oaky flavor. To make a Jalisco high tea, pour ice, ¼ an ounce of cherry liqueur, 1 ½ ounces of tequila, ½ an ounce of simple syrup, 1 ½ ounce of chilled lemon tea, and a squeeze of lime into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with ice.
Tea cocktails make for a tasty refreshing beverage all year long. No matter what you’re in the mood for, a spiked Arnold Palmer, Spiked Thai iced tea, or Jalisco high tea is sure to quench your thirst.