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Tasty, Craft Cocktail Recipes With Taylors of Harrogate Tea

Taylors of Harrogate tea is a premium U.K. brand that focuses efforts on ethical sourcing to ensure the best tea ingredients from around the world. Their mission along with high-quality, premium ingredients make any Taylor’s product an unforgettable cocktail addition. You’ll find that a strong brewed tea has a lot of the same qualities as your typical bitters - it’s aromatic, somewhat earthy and has a strong mouthfeel. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite cocktail recipes incorporating Taylors of Harrogate and Yorkshire tea - Check them out below:



Tea is the number 2 most consumed beverage in the world, but was always largely overlooked in the bar until now.


Yorkshire Old Fashioned

For the Bourbon:

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons loose leaf Yorkshire tea

For the Old Fashioned:

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • A few drops water
  • 2 ounces Pu-erh infused Bourbon
  • Garnish: Lemon twist (optional)
Mixing Instructions:

  1. For the tea infused Bourbon: Combine Yorkshire tea and bourbon in a jar and cover the jar. Let steep at room temperature for 2 hours. Strain the tea leaves and discard. Store infused bourbon in a sealed jar.
  2. For the Yorkshire Old Fashioned: Put the sugar in an old fashioned glass then add the bitters. Add just enough water to saturate the sugar and muddle the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. If you don't have a muddler, use the end of a wooden spoon handle. Add the bourbon and top with ice. Stir 10 seconds to chill and combine; garnish with lemon twist if desired

Chamomile Tequila Sour

For the Chamomile Simple Syrup:

  • 4 Taylor’s Chamomile tea bags
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

For Each Cocktail:

  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1 lime wedge, plus 1 ounce fresh lime juice from about 2 limes
  • 1 3/4 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces chamomile simple syrup
Mixing Instructions:
  1. For the Chamomile Simple Syrup: Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat and add the chamomile tea bags. Steep for 30 minutes then remove the tea. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate.
  2. For Each Cocktail: Place the salt in a small, shallow plate in an even layer. Moisten the rim of a coupe glass by running a lime wedge around the rim. Dip glass into salt and set aside.
  3. Combine lime juice, tequila, and chamomile simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into the salt rimmed coupe glass and serve.


Earl Grey Taylor’s Tonic

  • 2 tbsp loose leaf Taylor’s Earl Grey tea
  • Gin of choice
  • Fever-Tree tonic water and lemon slices, to serve
Mixing Instructions:

  1. To flavor your gin, mix the earl grey tea with the gin and leave to infuse for up to 2 hours (the longer you leave it, the more pronounced the flavor). Strain and discard the tea leaves.
  2. To serve, mix the gin with chilled tonic water, garnish with slices of lemon and serve in teacups for an air of eccentricity.

Bergamot Iced Tea Cocktail

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 8 Taylor’s Earl Grey tea bags
  • 2 lemons
  • Citrus vodka
Mixing Instructions:
  1. Start by making simple syrup – combine sugar and water. When the mixture is clear, it’s ready. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add tea bags. Steep for about 3 minutes until mixture is dark.
  3. When tea is cooled, pour into glasses filled with ice and sweeten with simple syrup to desired taste.
  4. Top with a shot (or two) of citrus vodka and enjoy!


Tipsy Lemonade Iced Tea

  • 6 ounces Hot Water
  • 4 Tea Bags (Taylor’s English Breakfast or Yorkshire Red)
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup Honey or your favorite natural sweetener (more/less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Fever-Tree Sparkling Lemon or Bitter Lemon (more/less to taste)
  • 12 ounces Le Citron Vodka or Plain Vodka
  • Ice
Mixing Instructions:
  1. In a large pitcher, steep tea in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Depending on how strong you want it. Mix in honey or sweetener. Chill in the fridge. Stir in lemon juice and vodka. Top with a bunch of ice.


Sweet Tea Bourbon

  • 6 cups water
  • 4 or 5 black tea bags
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup (honey will do too)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup bourbon (depending on how strong you want your cocktail)
  • 4 - 6 sliced orange rounds
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint
  • Ice


Mixing Instructions:

  1. Bring water to a boil. Turn off water and add black tea bags. Steep tea for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, place the tea in a large pitcher and let rest in the refrigerator until cold.
  2. Place agave, bourbon, orange slices and fresh mint in a medium bowl. With the back of a spoon, begin to muddle (or press together) the ingredients. Once the mixture is pressed together, and the flavors are extracted, add the mixture to the pitcher of tea. Stir well. ((Feel free to strain the orange wedges and the mint leaves or keep them for color.
  3. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour mixture over.


Vodka Wildflower

  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1/3 part lemon juice
  • 2/3 part Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part Taylors English breakfast
Mixing Instructions:
  1. Muddle ginger in a shaker. Fill with ice cubes. Add lemon juice, Elderflower Tonic water.


Green Tea Gimlet

Read more: Mixology Monday - Green Tea Gimlet

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz green tea syrup*

*Green tea syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 green tea bag
Mixing Instructions:
  1. Combine sugar and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Pour into container and steep tea bag in the liquid for 6–7 minutes. Let cool. Refrigerate until ready to use.