This cocktail is so much fun! We threw together some fun Japanese ingredients to bring out the flavours in the five different teas blended into Tea Desire’s Japanese Treasures, featured in August’s tea box, blended right into the gin! (Use the cold-brewed tea instead of gin-infused tea ) to keep this alcohol-free.)
Inspired by Saveur.
For the Sencha-Infused Gin
1 cup gin
¼ cup Japanese Treasures
For the Cocktail
1 ½ oz infused gin (or cold-brewed Japanese Treasures)
½ oz. pickled ginger syrup
½ oz. sake
½ oz. yuzu juice or lemon juice
soda water, to serve
fresh grapes, halved, for garnish
For the infused gin: Place loose-leaf tea in gin, let sit 6-8 hours. Strain out tea using a fine-mesh sieve and discard.
For the cocktail: Combine gin (or cold-brew tea), syrup, sake and juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into a glass filled with crushed ice that inspires excitement about life, cooler evenings and sunny days. Top with club soda, garnish with grapes and enjoy!