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Cool off with this light and refreshing smash made with white tea. The delicacy of white tea is complemented kindly by thyme, honey, and lemon juice for an aromatic cup. As you can imagine, this fine cocktail can be whipped up in only a few minutes and would be perfect after a day of work, on the weekend kickin’ back with friends, or any day out on the porch with a good book.
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White Tea Vodka Smash
Makes 1 glass // Prep Time: 5 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
- 1 tsp loose leaf white tea or 1 white tea bag/sachet. We recommend Made of Tea's Bai Mudan White Tea.
- 1 cup water
- A few sprigs of fresh thyme - some for muddling, some for garnish
- 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 oz vodka or gin (whatever suits your fancy)
- 1 lemon sliced into wedges or rounds - for garnish
- Soda water
- Ice for serving
Heat water to 175°F-185°F and steep tea for 3-4 minutes. Then remove tea bag or leaves and set aside to cool.
Combine 3 sprigs of thyme, lemon juice (or a whole lemon wedge/round for more flavor), and honey in a cocktail shaker and muddle (smush together) with the end of a wooden spoon. Then add in the vodka and tea and give it a good stir. Add more honey to taste here.
Strain into a tall glass over ice, top with soda water, and stir lightly. Finish it off by garnishing with thyme and lemon wedges/rounds. Enjoy, friends!
If you want to try another fun tea-infused cocktail check out this fruity green tea Fuzzy Leprechaun!
Recipe adapted from Teatulia
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