One of my absolute favorites at this time of year is Pumpkin Spiced Tea. It's versatile, delicious, and, as an added bonus, the place smells amazing every time I brew it! Recently, I've been experimenting with both hot and cold 'tea-tails' using the pumpkin spiced. I'm thrilled by the idea that a single pot of any tea, can create fantastic cocktails of both cozy warm, and refreshing iced varieties. Below are two of my newest creations using this autumn inspired option:
- 1.75 oz Orange Vodka
- 1.25 oz. Basil Ginger Syrup
- 10 oz. Pumpkin Spice Tea (brewed & chilled)
- Fresh Basil Leaves
Fill glass with Ice.
Pour the Orange Vodka, Basil Ginger Syrup, and Pumpkin Spice Tea into a Shaker with ice and Stir.
Strain into the glass over the ice.
Cozy Night In
- 1.5 oz Bourbon
- 1 oz Toasted Coriander Spice Syrup
- 8 oz Pumpkin Spice Tea (steeped hot)
I'm looking forward to continuing to play with teas as the base for cocktails. Chai, Roobios, White tea or Green tea, even good old fashioned Black tea .... the alternatives are innumberable, as are the flavor possibilities.