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    Posted on Jun 16, 2016

    26 Elegant Tea Cocktails That Will Quench Your Thirst

    The best tea is spiked tea.

    1. Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

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    Gin, cold Earl Grey tea, honey syrup and lavender shaken and poured over ice. Divine. Get the recipe.

    2. Spiked Blood Orange Tea

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    Made with Dilmah (Ceylon) tea, blood orange syrup and spiced rum, this is as warmingly spicy as it is cool and refreshing. Recipe here.

    3. Passioned Green Tea Whiskey

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    Passionfruit and green tea? This is basically a health drink. Get the recipe.

    4. Chai Cocktail

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    Sweet and comforting, this three-ingredient cocktail is done with chai, almond milk and maple whiskey. Get the recipe.

    5. Sparkling Pomegranate Black Tea and Currant Cocktail

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    The secret to this recipe is homemade tea syrup, which sounds ~amazing~. Recipe here.

    6. Bergamot Iced Tea Cocktail

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    Bergamot iced tea and citrus vodka. Meet your new summer drink. Recipe here.

    7. The Spring Buzz

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    Chamomile tea sweetened with elderflower and honey... and a healthy splash of whiskey. Get the recipe.

    8. Rose and Pomegranate Tea Martini

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    This cocktail is just SO FANCY. White rose tea, cherry bitters, vermouth and pomegranate juice? Those are ingredients for fancy ladies. Get the recipe.

    9. Earl Grey-Infused Gin and Rose Cocktail

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    Infusing a gin with tea is surprisingly easier than you'd think. Recipe here.

    10. Tipsy Lemonade Iced Tea

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    A boozy take on the Arnold Palmer, this is essentially iced tea spiked with lemon vodka. Recipe here.

    11. Staunton Earl Grey Martini

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    This gorgeous martini was developed by the folks at Royal Albert Hall. Make it yourself with their recipe, or go grab one at their new Champagne Afternoon Tea.


    – Fill one bottle of gin with three bags of Earl Grey tea, and leave to infuse for two days. Remove the bags on the morning of the third day

    – Combine two measures of the tea-infused gin with one measure of sugar syrup, one measure of fresh apple juice and the juice of half a lemon into a cocktail shaker or jam jar with a tight lid.

    – Add ice and shake hard for 20 seconds, until condensation forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain into a glass and garnish with lemon peel.

    12. Iced Green Tea Mojitos

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    A cup of green tea and a mojito had a beautiful baby, and this is it. Recipe here.

    13. Green Tea White Peach Bellini

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    Peach. Gin. Prosecco. Tea. This is ticking alllll my boxes. Get the recipe.

    14. The Leland Palmer

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    Honey water, jasmine tea, gin, limoncello and lemon and grapefruit juice, topped with soda water. The Arnold Palmer never looked so good. Recipe here.

    15. Hibiscus Tea Margaritas

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    Because who doesn't have a thing for tequila? Recipe here.

    16. Chai Whiskey Sour

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    A whiskey sour can always be made better with chai. Get the recipe.

    17. Earl Grey Champagne Cocktail

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    For refined ladies of leisure only. Get the recipe.

    18. Green Tea Gimlet

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    This cocktail runs sour, but can be easily sweetened up if you have a sweet tooth. Recipe here.

    19. Last Call

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    Floral and spicy, thanks to jasmine tea and ginger liqueur. Get the recipe.

    20. Green Tea Cocktail

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    If you're being good, there's a non-alcoholic version of this drink. Get the recipe.

    21. Pu-erh Old Fashioned

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    Essentially an Old Fashioned made deeper and earthier thanks to infusing the bourbon with Pu-erh tea. Recipe here.

    22. Chamomile, Honey and Whiskey Cocktail

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    The most relaxing cocktail you will ever drink. Get the recipe.

    23. Dragoon's Punch

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    Based on a recipe that originally came fromt he Charleston historical society, this cocktail combines brandy and rum with black tea. Get the recipe.

    24. Matcha Mint Juleps

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    Summer in a glass. Recipe here.

    25. Earl Grey, Honey and Lavender Martini

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    A variation on the Bees Knees, this is yet more proof that tea and gin should always be kept together. Get the recipe.

    26. Peach Iced Tea Cocktail

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    I say "cocktail". It's vodka. It's peach iced tea with vodka. And I love it. Get the recipe.

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