“Your tea cupboard is a treasure chest of cocktail ingredients. Making great syrups is as easy as brewing tea and then stirring in sugar at a 1:1 ratio. If you have peppermint tea, you instantly have a great mint syrup for mojitos. Strong black tea syrups make an easy hard iced tea. I had a great apple tea, so I decided to pair it with a vodka distilled from apples for this flavour-packed Apple-tini.” – Chris Jacks
- 1 bag apple tea (Recommended: Plentea's Vicious Apple tea)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 oz Northern Temple vodka
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- Brew a half-cup (125 mL) of apple tea. Let steep for three hours. Add sugar, stir to dissolve. (Makes enough for two cocktails.)
- In cocktail shaker, combine 2 oz. apple tea syrup mixture (above), vodka and lime juice. Shake well and strain into martini glass or coupe.