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In this Rainforest Green-Tea-Ni cocktail, the green comes from the green tea.
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April 2007

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cocktails

Green Tea Martini Recipe

And Other Tea Cocktails

 

Spring, or just your love of green tea and things green, is reason enough to enjoy “Goodnight Ginger,” a green tea martini created by Numi Organic Tea. You can experiment with your own favorite green teas and make other “green-tea-nis.”  We’ve included recipes for other tea-nis that use white and black tea.

For a completely organic cocktail, buy organic limes and agave nectar and Square One Organic Vodka. If you’re not familiar with agave nectar, it’s a wonderful product to get to know. Agave is a succulent plant that grows in Mexico and the Southwest. Its sap, a pleasant sweetener which tastes a bit like honey, is naturally-occurring fructose that is an alternative for people on a low-glycemic diet. Agave nectar can be purchased in any health food store in squeeze bottles, or click here to purchase organic agave nectar. It’s easy to pour and doesn’t crystallize.

All recipes are for single cocktail servings.

Infusing Instructions

  • Infuse an entire 750ml bottle of vodka with 6 teabags, by steeping the tea bags for 4 to 6 hours or overnight. You may wish to pour the vodka into a jar or container that will allow you to easily remove the teabags after steeping. (If you want to use a lesser amount of vodka, pour 1/3 of the bottle of vodka into in a jar or with two teabags. )
  • Swirl the jar occasionally: You will see the infusion happening.
  • If you want to use loose tea, the equivalent is one teaspoon of tea for each teabag.

 

Flower Child

This cocktail uses Numi Organic “Velvet Garden” white rose tea plus ruby red hibiscus flower concentrate to create a very floral cocktail berry-like flavors. 

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Square One Organic Vodka infused with Numi Organic “Velvet Garden” white rose tea
  • 1 ounce hibiscus flower concentrate
  • .5 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • .5 ounce Cointreau
  • Dash of bitters

Directions

  1. Infuse vodka with 6 teabags per instructions above.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds.  Strain into martini glass. 
  3. Garnish with a rose petal or a lemon twist.
Cocktail Shaker
This handsome, 20-ounce cocktail shaker is the
Screwpull Club from Le Creuset.

 

Goodnight Ginger

A complexity layering of flavors from chamomile, ginger and lemon.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka infused with Numi Chamomile Lemon Myrtle Teasan

  • 2 ounces ginger lemonade (Trader Joe’s, Reed’s)

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • 1/8 tsp. fresh grated ginger

  • ½ ounce agave nectar

  • Splash of extra-dry vermouth

Directions

  1. Infuse vodka with 6 teabags per instructions above.
  2. Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.  Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. 

  3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

 

Indian Nightcap

A powerful “masculine” nightcap inspired by combining the after-dinner tea service with the traditional after-dinner cognac. 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces vodka infused with Numi Organic “Indian Night” Decaf Black Vanilla tea
  • 1 ounce Navan Liqueur (Natural Madagascar vanilla blended with French Cognac) or other vanilla liqueur

Directions

  1. Infuse vodka with 6 teabags, per instructions above.
  2. Serve in a snifter neat or with one ice cube.

 

Moroccan Bazaar

For a very light and refreshing cocktail, try this riff on a Cuban mojito, using vodka instead of rum and Moroccan mint flavors instead of traditional mint. 

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka infused with Numi Moroccan Mint Teasan
  • 2 oz. Trader Joe’s Organic Limeade
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ ounce agave nectar
  • 3 mint leaves, minced
  • Club soda

Directions

  1. Infuse vodka with 6 teabags per instructions above.
  2. Put all ingredients except club soda in a shaker with crushed ice.  Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. 
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Fill to top with club soda, stir and garnish with a mint sprig.

Rainforest Green-Tea-Ni

This recipe uses two of Numi’s green teas—Rainforest Green and Ginger Sun and combines lively springtime flavors of lime juice and orange liqueur. The result is earthy yet refreshing elixir.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 6 tea bags
  • 1-½ ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau
  • Lime zest and peel for garnish

Directions

  1. Infuse a 750ml bottle of vodka with 6 teabags, 3 each of Numi Rainforest Green and Numi Ginger Sun, per instructions above.
  2. Mix all ingredients except garnishes in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Using a cocktail zester or a microplane (photo below), add a tiny amount (1-2 passes) of lime zest to finish the cocktail.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime peel.

 

Cuisipro Microplane Zester
We like the comfortable handle on this
Cuisipro Accutec Zester/Grater.

The Numi line of teas is USDA Certified Organic, certified kosher by Natural Food Certifiers and certified Halal.

You can purchase Numi Organic Tea at fine food stores and at NumiTea.com.

 

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