Playing mixologist and creating refreshing and exciting cocktails is part of what we love doing at S&C! It’s a passion experimenting with unique flavors, herbs, spirits, and ingredients. I’ve also been a big fan of tea cocktails for quite some time and using tea as a base is nothing new! I once ordered a tea cocktail in Charleston that they found the recipe for in their historical archives from 1783! They’re always light and refreshing, but complex with layered herbs and ingredients in the tea. Adding flavors and ingredients that compliment them is my specialty!!
For this tea cocktail recipe and video, we used Teavana’s newest addition to their line of mixology-inspired teas, Beach Bellini. And yes it smells and tastes as good as it sounds!! I could bottle that fragrance up and smell it everyday!! It has notes of pineapple, papaya, and citrus to give it a tropical splash. It’s a vacation in a tea! No one was going to stop us from making the perfect Beach Bellini tea cocktail! We added some fresh muddled pineapple, rose petals, lemon juice, rum and sweetened it with Teavana’s rock sugar. Hand me another one, please!!! Watch the video for the easy recipe!
You can also have fun experimenting and exploring different combinations of tea at Teavana. We paired the Beach Bellini with Blueberry Bliss and made the most delicious iced tea!! Sweetened with a little rock sugar, it’s our favorite combination!
This post is in collaboration with Teavana
THE PERFECT BEACH BELLINI TEA COCKTAIL
- 3 scoops of belgian rock sugar
- 6 scoops of Teavana beach bellini loose leaf tea
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 ounces rum
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- Brew the tea
- Mix the remaining ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice.