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Parsley and orange juice are a pair known to be helpful for providing a natural energy boost. In this citrusy cordial, however, they make a combination that’s both energizing and relaxing, leaving you feeling vitally at ease. Adding in some herbal lemongrass or mint tea will finish out this drink to make it a pleasantly fresh cocktail, ideal for a weekend brunch.
CITRUS PARSLEY CORDIAL
Makes 1 glass // Prep Time: 10 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
- 1 rounded tsp loose leaf or 1 sachet/bag green or herbal tea (like lemongrass or mint)
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 8 fresh parsley leaves
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz vodka, gin, or rum
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Club soda
- Ice cubes
- A sprig of parsley and/or slice of orange or lime for garnish
For green tea, heat the water to around 175°F and steep tea for 1-3 minutes. For herbal tea, heat water to 212°F and steep for 5-10 minutes. Remove (strain) tea and let cool to room temperature (about 15 minutes). You can also add ice to your tea here to help it cool down faster!
In a cocktail shaker combine parsley leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup and muddle with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Add in your alcohol of choice and shake for about 10-15 seconds. Strain into a tall cocktail glass by pressing on the leaves to extract maximum flavor, and add in the tea and orange juice. Toss in a handful of ice, top with club soda, and garnish how you'd like with an orange or lime slice or a sprig of parsley. Stir and enjoy!
Want another drink that'll make your lips pucker? Try our Lemongrass Citrus Fizz recipe!