Tea Cocktails

Tea Tails

Tea cocktails, also known as “tea-tails,” are delicious and refreshing alcoholic beverages that incorporate tea as one of the main ingredients. They combine the flavors of tea with spirits and other ingredients to create unique and flavorful drinks. Tea cocktails can be made using various types of tea, such as black tea, green tea, herbal tea, or even matcha. Tea-tails are a delightful fusion of flavors and craftsmanship. Blending the soothing essence of tea with the vibrant notes of spirits creates a harmonious balance that tantalizes the taste buds.

Classic Tea Cocktails

From the Victoria era of afteroon tea to a medicinal hot toddy, tea has found its way into many a drink from fruit punches to modern cocktails, As mixology continues to evolve with the creative use of new ingredients, techniques, and flavor combinations, it is expected that the range of tea cocktails offered in bars and restaurants will also grow. Tea has its own following of accolites (me included) and comes in a plethora of flavours based on origin and blending. With this being said there is no doubt in my mind that the drinking community is in for a treat as the next generation of tea cocktails emerge from the imaginations of intrepid mixologists. But for now lets be content with the classic tea cocktails.

There are several classic tea cocktails that blend the flavors of tea and spirits to perfection. These include:

  1. Earl Grey Martini: This cocktail combines the bold flavors of Earl Grey tea with the smoothness of vodka or gin. It’s garnished with a lemon twist for a touch of citrus.
  2. Long Island Iced Tea: Despite its name, this cocktail doesn’t actually contain tea. However, it gets its name from the amber color it shares with iced tea. It’s made with a mix of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of cola.
  3. Hot Toddy: A comforting and warming cocktail, the Hot Toddy combines hot tea (usually black or herbal) with whiskey, honey, and lemon. It’s perfect for chilly evenings or when you’re feeling under the weather.
  4. Green Tea Mojito: This refreshing twist on the classic Mojito incorporates green tea into the mix. It’s made with muddled mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, green tea, and white rum, topped with soda water.
  5. Chai White Russian: A creamy and aromatic cocktail, the Chai White Russian combines the flavors of chai tea with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream. It’s a comforting and indulgent treat.

Premium Taste Experience

When it comes to tea and gin cocktails using Botanikos syrups and shrubs adds to the delightful fusion of flavors, helping to combine the aromatic notes of tea with the botanical complexity of gin. Botanikos syrups and shrubs are crafted with the finest ingredients, ensuring a premium taste experience.

Tea and gin cocktails; the possibilities are endless. You can create refreshing classics like the Earl Grey Martini, where the floral and citrusy notes of Earl Grey tea perfectly complement the botanicals in our bergamot simple syrup. Or, for a unique twist, try a Green Tea Gimlet, which combines the earthy flavors of green tea with the zesty kick of lime simple syrup and gin.

Botanikos syrups and shrubs add a layer of depth and complexity to these cocktails. The syrups, made from natural ingredients, offer a burst of flavor and sweetness, enhancing the overall profile of the drink. The shrubs, on the other hand, provide a tangy and slightly acidic element, balancing the sweetness and adding a refreshing twist.

Tea Party

Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party, running a bar, or simply looking to elevate your home mixology game, incorporating Botanikos syrups and shrubs into your tea and gin cocktails will surely impress your guests. The unique combination of flavors will tantalize their taste buds and leave them craving for more. Here are a two popular tea cocktail recipes to try:

  1. Earl Grey Martini:


  • 60ml gin or vodka
  • 30ml Earl Grey tea, chilled
  • 15ml Bergamot simple syrup
  • Lemon twist (for garnish)


  1. Brew a cup of Earl Grey tea and let it cool.
  2. In a shaker, combine gin or vodka, chilled Earl Grey tea, and bergamot simple syrup.
  3. Shake well with ice.
  4. Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.
  6. Enjoy this sophisticated and aromatic tea-infused cocktail!


  1. Green Tea Mojito:


  • 60ml white rum
  • 30ml green tea, chilled
  • 30ml lime juice
  • 30ml Lime simple syrup
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • Lime wedges (for garnish)


  1. Muddle a few mint leaves in a glass with lime juice and simple syrup.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add rum and chilled green tea.
  4. Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  5. Top it off with soda water.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime wedges.
  7. Sip on this refreshing and minty green tea cocktail

We have had so much fun mixing our favourite teas into gin cocktails and mocktails that we cant wait to share our recipes with you on our socials. We know you will absolutely love a chamomile tea infused gin mixed with a splash of citrus syrup in a modern interpretation of a Tom Collins or the floral blend of elderflower tea wine & rose garden syrup to liven up the bubbles in your prosecco. There are many more delicious tea cocktails out there for you to enjoy.

Cheers to adding a tea-inspired twist to your cocktail repertoire!

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