Cocktail Recipes with our friends @LiqueuriousWe had the pleasure of catching up with the lovely Jason from our partners over at Liqueurious, if you’ve not heard or tried Liqueurious you are certainly missing out!
Liqueurious make fabulous alcoholic Liqueur blends from Tea & Coffee, and they are AMAZING.
Jason is a very knowledgeable specialist in flavours a mixing, the perfect guy to have at a BBQ or party as his cocktail making skills are next level.
The Liqueurious Black Tea, Black Tea Decaf and Green Tea Liqueur are all made using Tea Maker of London Teas. The Black Tea Liqueur is made using our Yunnan Dian Hong, a sweet, yet fresh Chinese tea, which makes a stunning red infusion that’s rich in anti-oxidants.
The Green Tea Liqueur is made using our Japanese Sencha, an authentic loose – leaf, Japanese tea with a clean, green flavour, our award winning sencha is refreshing, grassy and sweet.
Jason has come up with some beautiful cocktails using his amazing liqueurs and we spent the whole day making them into the real deal.
You can try these beautiful recipes at home, pick up your bottle of Liqueurious here and just follow these amazing recipes
A Margarita without lime? You may be used to lime juice in a margarita and unfamiliar with lemon and orange juice, yet combining both citruses creates a balance of sweet and tangy flavours. These citrus notes complement the tea liqueur and mellows the spiciness of tequila. The addition of coriander taps into the 5th flavour element, umami for an uplifting margarita experience.
Aptly named Afternoon Margarita, characterised by an afternoon tea. Recipe:
- 50ml Tequila Blanco
- 30ml Camellia Tea Liqueur (both Camellia & Camellia Decaf work well)
- 20ml Lemon juice
- 10ml Simple syrup*
- 10ml Orange juice
- 3 sprigs of coriander
Put all ingredients into cocktail shaker (saving one coriander sprig for garnish), add ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a glass (coup or margarita) and garnish with the coriander sprig.
An Afternoon Margarita pairs very well with Mexican foods, cajun foods, salsas and curry
MoTEAto - Refreshing take on a Mojito with undertones of Umami.
Pronounced muh-TEA-tow and an adaptation of the classic Mojito, combines cucumber and green tea. It’s this savoury combination that adds nuances of mild melon and grassy pineapple to a sparkling and refreshing cocktail. The result is sweet and tangy, with green herbaceous notes that is delectably moreish.
- 50ml White rum
- 40ml Ryokucha Green Tea Liqueur
- 25ml Lime juice
- 15ml Simple syrup*
- 3cm chunk of cucumber, diced
- 50ml Soda water
- Mint leaves x 6
- Sprig of mint to garnish
Place the mint, syrup, lime and diced cucumber into a shaker and gently muddle for 10-20 seconds. Add the rum, tea liqueur, handful of ice and briefly shake. Double strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top with soda water. Slap the mint sprig in your hand to release the natural oils, enhancing the aroma and garnish.
Try pairing a MoTEAto to foods such as crisp salads (Caesar/Nicoise), grilled fish, light curries and salsa.
Fatherhood - Bright, fruity and exquisitely complex.
Fasten your seat belts and celebrate Fathers day with this rum based cocktail that takes you on a worldwide journey. Setting off from the Caribbean (rum), crossing the North Pacific Ocean to China (tea). Across Eurasia to Germany (Schnapps) and pop over the English Channel to England (Brandy). It’s this worldwide effort binding tropical fruits, spice, citrus, tannins and peach that makes for an exquisitely complex yet moreish Fathers Day treat.
- 45ml Camellia Decaf (both Camellia Tea Liqueur & Camellia decaf work well)
- 40ml Barbados dark rum
- 10ml Cotswold Brandy - Poulton Hill
- 10ml peach schnapps
- 10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 5ml simple syrup*
Try pairing a Fatherhood with steak, cheese & cured meats, chocolate brownies & ice cream.