Offering flavors reminiscent of South East Asia, this tea cocktail is little bit tart, a little bit sweet and deliciously refreshing!
5 oz vodka
8 oz chilled Global Teas Pure Lemongrass tea (2 teabags)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons simple syrup*
2 small pieces of peeled ginger
1. Brew 2 Global Teas Pure Lemongrass teabags in 8oz boiled water for 5 mins. Remove teabags and allow tea to cool to room temperature (if you're in a hurry pop the liquid in the freezer to chill it quicker).
2. Use the small pieces of peeled ginger to rub the inside of the martini glasses, then drop one piece of ginger into each of the glasses (if you prefer less of a ginger taste, simple throw out the piece after rubbing inside the glass).
3. Fill a shaker 1/2 full of ice and add the vodka, chilled Lemongrass tea, lemon juice, & simple syrup. Shake over the ice and then strain into the martini glasses.
4. Garnish with a lemon twist.
*To make a simple syrup - Gently heat 1/2 cup sugar & 1/2 water stirring til sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool before adding to drink. Save the excess for future drinks.
Dezerai Seitzer is the owner and founder of Global Teas, a retail line of tea that gives people the opportunity to help change lives by donating $1 from every pouch of tea sold to a non-profit organization.