Thanks to a comment left on my original Cocktail Friday post from Gabi over at 30 Minute Dinner Party, I had to try to make a cocktail with green tea!
We first tried making a shaken cocktail with green tea, sake, St. Germain and orange juice, but the delicate flavors of the green tea and the sake just disappeared. It was a shame! The OJ was the star of the show and it was just kind of bland and ordinary. It was like a really lame screwdriver you’d get at a lousy bar.
So we tried to switch out a few ingredients. The sake became vodka, and the OJ was left in the fridge.
Here’s our Green Marteani Blossom!
The recipe is for a double, because let’s be honest: it’s no fun to drink alone.
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz St. Germain elderflower liquor
- 4 oz strongly-brewed green tea
You also might need some new equipment– if your shaker isn’t metal, then you might run the risk of cracking some glass when you add hot tea to your shaker filled with ice. I’d recommend either cooling your tea or getting a metal shaker.
- Fill your shaker with ice. We used about 6 cubes for two drinks.
- Add your vodka and your St. Germain to your shaker.
- Add your green tea (slightly cooled) to the shaker.
- Shake what yo’ momma gave you and mix up that cocktail. I often do this while dancing around my kitchen like an idiot while David rolls his eyes and the dogs hide. Occasionally, there is singing. Occasionally.
- Strain into two glasses. We used champagne saucers ’cause we got them at the thrift shop and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Also, this is not a particularly voluminous drink. It’s going to look kind of depressing served on the rocks. Also, you don’t want to dilute the tea any further!
- We garnished with pineapple, but will totally be garnishing with oranges once the ones on our tree ripen!
- Stay classy. Drink up.