I had an opportunity to experiment with some of the fantastic products, and create a cocktail for Tea Drops for National Beverage Day. Tea Drops are great, and its always a pleasure when a company that I already love approaches me to collaborate. Its especially awesome when the company is as amazing as this one is, loved by Oprah (no brag), they are fair trade, organic, woman led and owned, and American made. Oh yeah and the tea is delicious.
I really wanted to create a cocktail that utilized the tea in the way that its meant to be brewed, so just like when your making a cup of tea with a tea drop, you can just throw your tea drop right into the cocktail shaker. The blueberry Açai white tea has such a great flavor, and I wanted to compliment it with some floral notes. This is also the first time that I’ve experimented with making an air, and while it does take a bit to figure out the correct technique it’s so fun when it works.
2.5 oz. St. George Botanivore Gin
.5 oz. Creme de Violette
.5 oz. St. Germain
.5 oz. lemon juice
1 blueberry açaí white tea Tea Drop
Top with soda water
Combine all ingredients, except the soda water, in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until very chilled and the tea drop has been dissolved. Double strain into a cocktail glass, and top with Blueberry Açai white tea air.
Blueberry Açaí white tea Air
1 blueberry Açaí white tea Tea Drop
150 ml hot water
2 tbsp sugar
2-3 grams Lecithin powder
Pour hot water over the tea drop and sugar, stir to combine. Let steep for several minutes, and then strain into a large bowl. Sprinkle lecithin powder over top and mix with an electric mixer to create foam. **This does require a bit of experimentation to master a technique that will work for you.**