Iced Tea Cocktails

Wednesday, June 03, 2009
By Sara Moore
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Since June is National Iced Tea Month, James Labe, America’s first Tea Sommelier, has teamed up with ZEN Green Tea Liqueur to provide us with signature iced tea cocktails.

ZEN Goddess
1½ parts ZEN Green Tea Liqueur
3 parts prepared Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Tea
1 part Passion Fruit Juice
1 part Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila

Combine 1 part cold and 5 parts boiling water to approximate 180ºF. Use ¼ cup dry tea leaves to 2 cups hot water (1:8). Steep 2 minutes. Strain and chill. Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with large, thin Grapefruit Slice.

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ZEN, White & Blue
1½ parts ZEN Green Tea Liqueur
3 parts prepared Silver Needle White Tea
1½ parts SKYY INFUSIONS RASPBERRY
3 parts Fresh Blueberries, muddled or pureed

Combine 1 part cold and 5 parts boiling water to approximate 180ºF. Use ½ cup dry tea leaves to 2 cups hot water (1:4). Steep 3 minutes. Strain and chill. Combine and stir ingredients. Serve on the rocks. Garnish with Fresh Mint.

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ZEN Blossom
1½ parts ZEN Green Tea Liqueur
4 parts prepared Jasmine Pearl Green Tea
1½ parts Flor de Cana White Rum
1 part Coconut Cream

Combine 1 part cold and 5 parts boiling water to approximate 180ºF. Use ¼ cup dry tea leaves to 2 cups hot water (1:8). Steep 2 minutes. Strain and chill. Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with edible flower.

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ZEN Dew
1½ parts ZEN Green Tea Liqueur
4 parts prepared Gyokuro Green Tea
1½ parts Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
Lime Zest

Use ¼ cup dry tea leaves to 2 cups cold water (1:8). Steep 3-4 minutes. Strain and chill. Combine and stir ingredients. Garnish with Lime Wedge.

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