Late Winter Cocktail Recipes February 18 2018

Hello and happy mid-February, lovelies!

Earlier this week, my dear friend Rebecca (owner/operator of The Shrubbery) and I co-taught a mocktail/cocktail workshop here at the tea room. It was a fabulous success and a grand time was had by all. We intend to run this as a seasonal event, with new recipes tailored for each time of year!

As promised, here are the recipes from this event. Enjoy, and let us know your favorite mixed drinks for this time of year!

Shrub, bitters, rosewater and tea! All valuable components of any cocktail arsenal.

Faded Rose(Makes 2)

2 oz Rhubarb shrub
.5-.75 tsp rose water, to taste
2 dashes Peychauds bitters
Cold seltzer or cava
OPTIONAL: 2 oz gin

In a mixing glass combine shrub, rose water and bitters. Stir well with ice. Strain into two coups. Top with chilled seltzer or cava.

XVII(Makes 2)

3 oz strong brewed Houjicha tea
1-1.5 oz Elderberry syrup by taste
4 dashes Aromatic bitters
OPTIONAL: 3 oz Reposado Tequila

Combine everything in a shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish with an orange twist

C43H66N12O12S2(Makes 2)

2 oz lemon lavender shrub
4 oz purple tea, brewed strong
1 oz tonic syrup
6 oz seltzer water
OPTIONAL: 4 oz vodka

In a shaker with ice combine shrub, tea, and tonic syrup. Shake well. Strain equally into 2 Collins glasses. Add cold seltzer and top with ice.

Strange Attraction (Makes 2)

4 oz Infatuation Blend tea brewed strong
1 or 2 sugar cubes to taste
4 dashes Aromatic bitters
OPTIONAL: 3 oz aged rum

In a mixing glass combine Stir gently until sugar is dissolved. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain evenly between 2 rocks glasses. Garnish with an orange twist. 

 Enjoy these recipes and we'll see you at next season's cocktail workshop!