Can you take an iced tea to the next level? We say yes! We created a refreshing summer cocktail that is perfect for an afternoon garden party or a sunset aperitif. The tea base is our house blended, organic 'Summer in Paris'. It's an herbal tea with a refreshingly tart hibiscus and lemongrass base that works so well with a touch of bubbly. This tisane is a refreshing on it's own, but by adding fresh squeezed lemons, fresh mint and Prosecco it adds a certain 'je ne sais quoi'.
‘Summer in Paris’ Sparkling Tea Cocktail
2 Tbsp Summer in Paris Loose Leaf Tea
2 Cups boiling water
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Handful of fresh mint (reserve a few leaves for garnish)
1-2 Tbsp Honey to taste
Prosecco or Sparkling Water
Steep tea in boiling water for 15 minutes and then strain. Stir the honey & lemon juice into the hot tea and toss in a handful of fresh mint and top with remaining water. Allow the infusion to cool on the counter for a few hours or speed it up by placing it in the fridge. Over ice pour equal amounts of iced tea and bubbly. Garnish with a few mint leaves or lemon slices.
Make sure you make a large pot of this delicious cocktail, it will run out really fast!