Last one (for now) of my tea cocktails and this was a surprise favourite after yesterdays super fruity G&T.
teapigs kindly sent me a range of teas and lemongrass is one I had tried before, but wasn’t a fan of as a hot tea, so thought about other ways to use it that would allow the lemongrass flavour to come across, but not overpower it. So I went with adding Italian limoncello!
So I made it into a alcoholic lemonade. This turned out to be super refreshing and tasting, with a kick from the limoncello and lemongrass.
Take a measure of cold lemincello and add tonic and ice to a tall glass. Brew the lemongrass tea as we’ve done before with just enough hot water to cover the tea and leave for at least 3 minutes. Once brewed at the tall glass and stir. Squeeze at least a quarter of a lemon into the glass (I used half for extra kick) and any more ice you want and enjoy!I loved this turned into cloudy lemonade shade of yellow. This is going to become a staple in my summer cocktail list and I cannot wait to try it on my sister, who went to Italy with me where I got the limoncello! This could probably be made in a larger batch to put into a jug or serving bowl. I’m thinking of a BBQ drink 🙂
That’s it for my week of tea cocktails, but I think I will try more ideas over the summer to share. I have a few different teapigs left that I haven’t used so will save them to experiment with 🙂