It’s a long weekend! Three days to soak up the sunshine, party and/or enjoy some much-needed relaxation – but why not do it with a delicious home-made cocktail?

If you’re thirsty for something refreshing today, there is a cocktail to sip on for all taste-buds below.

The Original Earl Grey Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Dilmah Earl Grey tea leaves
  • Tanqueray 10 Gin
  • White sugar, for the rim
  • 1 wedge of lemon
  • 1 ½ ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces of sugar syrup

Method:

  1. Sprinkle the tea leaves over the gin in a small glass and set aside for two hours
  2. Pour ¼ to ½ inch of white sugar onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rim of the martini glass with a wedge of lemon and dip into the sugar, set aside.
  3. Strain the infused gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker over ice. Stir 10 times and strain into the rimmed glass
  4. Garnish with burnt orange peel

Dilmah Vodka Orange

Ingredients:

  • 230ml Dilmah Orange & Ginger Tea
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 50ml Sugar syrup
  • 60ml Vodka
  • Crushed Ice

Method:

  • Brew the tea for 3 minutes, strain and chill in the fridge
  • Divide the tea into two glasses
  • Add crushed ice, fruit of your choice, sugar syrup, lemon juice, vodka and stir

Green Tea Wonder

Ingredients:

  • 125ml of Dilmah Green Tea with Lemongrass and Lemon
  • Slices of cucumber
  • 2 barspoons of cardamom sugar

Method:

  • Dissolve the cardamom sugar into the freshly brewed tea and leave to chill
  • Fill a glass with ice cubes and slices of cucumber and lime
  • Gently pour the tea over the ice and garnish with lime, cucumber and mint.

Memories

Ingredients:

  • 100ml Dilmah Green Tea Moroccan Mint
  • 50ml Dilmah English Breakfast Tea
  • 20ml Vodka
  • 10ml Triple Sec
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 20ml Sugar

Method:

  • Brew the teas seperately, strain and leave to cool
  • Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  • Poor over ice and serve

Dilmah Gold

Ingredients:

  • 75ml Dilmah English Afternoon Tea
  • 25ml Bacardi Gold
  • 25ml Sugar Syrup
  • Crushed Ice

Method:

  • Infuse tea in boiling water for three minutes
  • Put the crushed ice into a cocktail shaker, add the tea and Bacardi
  • Shake well and serve in a martini glass with a slice of strawberry to garnish

Moroccan Mint Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 90ml Dilmah Green Tea Moroccan Mint
  • 30ml White Rum
  • 15ml Lime Juice
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • Mint Leaves
  • Crushed Ice

Method:

  • Brew the tea, strain and leave to cool
  • Muddle the mint leaves
  • Mix all the ingredients together and serve in an ice filled glass
  • Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lime

Tequila Oolong

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Dilmah t-series The First Ceylon Oolong
  • 30ml Tequila
  • 10ml Martini Bianco

Method:

  • Brew 2g of tea in 100ml of water for five minutes and strain
  • Pour the ingredients and a few ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds
  • Pour over a glass of ice and serve

Apple Sensation

Ingredients:

  • 75ml of Dilmah Apple Tea
  • 25ml Red Rum
  • 10ml apple liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar

Method:

  • Brew the tea, strain and leave to cool
  • Pour all the ingredients, with the exception of the brown sugar, with a few cubes of ice into a cocktail shaker
  • Shake vigorously for eight seconds
  • And 2 teaspoons of brown sugar and stir
  • Poor into a martini glass and garnish with sliced apple and sugar around the rim of the glass

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