Must-Try Recipes : "Summer in Paris" Tea Cocktail

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

by Ollia

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!