Saturday, March 18, 2006

Tea Cocktails & Mocktails

Here's a tea cocktail that uses a lemon-flavored liqueur called Caravella Limoncello. Can't say that I've tried the stuff, but it doesn't sound half bad.

If the hard stuff's not your style, maybe you'd prefer a tea "mocktail"? Here's an article from the Calcutta Telegraph about a place that's said to be India's first tea mocktail bar.

Caravella Citrus Tea-Ni

2 cups water
2 Madagascar vanilla rooibos tea bags
1 tsp. candied ginger
1/2 oz. Caravella Limoncello
1 oz. orange-flavored rum
Crushed ice

Brew tea using two tea bags and 2 cups boiling water. While hot, pour tea into a container, add ginger. Let infuse for at least one hour. Tea mixture makes four servings.

For each serving, mix 1/2 cup tea mixture with 1 oz. orange-flavored rum, 1/2 oz. Caravella Limoncello and crushed ice. Strain into a martini glass.

(This recipe was developed for Caravella Limoncello by Deb Fabricant.)


Lotus Reads said...

Great stuff for a chai loving country like India!

Discovered your blog yesterday when I was looking for more information on "The Devil's Picnic" by Taras Grecoe and have to say I am hooked!

Will have to visit again, thanks!

William I. Lengeman III said...

Thanks for stopping by.