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Summer Cocktails with a Tea Twist

Summer Cocktails with a Tea Twist

Guest post by Edward Mason Iced TeasSummer has arrived, and in traditional British fashion the sunshine is nowhere to be seen! But don’t let a little rain dampen your spirits. These cocktails are so easy to make, and will hopefully brighten up your weekends! The first, “Milk & Two Sugars” is a playful, British take on Piña Colada using fruity and tangy ‘Signature Strawberries & Cream’ infusion tea. The other is a floral and refreshing Chamomile & Lemon Cooler using ‘Signature Chamomile’ buds. We’ll hope you love them as much as we do! 

 “Milk & Two Sugars”Milk and Two Sugars

 Serves 2 

  • Coconut milk. 200ml
  • Ringtons Singature Strawberries & Cream. 2 tbs
  • White rum. 50ml
  • Agave nectar. 2 tbs
  • Strawberries. 5
  • Ice cubes

 

Add the coconut milk and Strawberries & Cream Infusion to a small saucepan. Place on a medium heat, and when the milk starts to simmer, turn the heat off and leave to cool and infuse. When cooled, sieve the milk into a measuring jug.

 In a highball glass, add the rum and agave nectar. Slice 4 strawberries and throw them in too. Muddle and mash the contents with a spoon, and divide the liquid between 2 glasses. Add some ice cubes and top up with the coconut milk. Stir well and garnish with a strawberry.

 

Chamomile & Lemon CoolerCamomile and Lemon Cooler

 Serves 2 

  • Water. 100ml
  • Sugar. 50g
  • Ringtons Signature Pure Camomile. 1 tbs
  • Lemon. ¼
  • Ice cubes
  • Sparkling water

 

Add the water and sugar to a small saucepan, and bring to a boil on a medium heat. When it’s boiling, add the chamomile buds and take the pan off the heat, and leave to cool and infuse. When cooled, sieve the syrup into a measuring jug and chill in the fridge.

 Add some ice cubes to a highball glass. Cut the lemon into 2 wedges and squeeze one half into the glass. Add 25ml (1 shot) of the camomile syrup and top up with sparkling water. Garnish with the other lemon wedge.

To find out more about our guest blogger Edward (Ted) Mason, follow him on Twitter @tedwardooo or check out his site at www.somethinggreensomethingclean.com

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