Thirsty Thursday: The Tea Party

I like to drink. I am also lazy. I am especially lazy now that I am working six to seven days a week, and because of that, my cocktails have gotten simpler and simpler. Still, I want them to be yummy. I finally found the solution to my problems when I came across Owl’s Brew a month or so ago. I found it at The Fresh Market, and as a tea and cocktail lover, I had to try the Original flavor which featured English Breakfast tea underscored by the zing of lemon and lime. This tea mixer can be paired with a variety of spirits, but as much as I love my gin, the brew best expressed itself when I paired it with vodka. Eventually, I began experimenting until I came up with this recipe. Honestly, I was really just having a cocktail that evening because I wanted to use the mustache ice cube that had been sitting in my freezer for a while. Yet I liked how it turned ouy, so I decided to share it with you all. As I was sipping away and thinking about writing this post, I suddenly stopped. I was drinking a cocktail made with a mixer from Brooklyn served over ice shaped like a mustache; I had never felt like such a hipster before and decided to just dull the pain with a second glass of this good stuff. Thus, I invented a drink called The Tea Party. Obviously, I was inspired by the English Breakfast tea flavor of the cocktail, not the political party. However, I do think many a confused radical will now be directed to my site due to this post. That’s not your problem though, so you can scroll through the poor pictures below to reach the attached cocktail recipe.

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The Tea Party

Yield: 1 cocktail

2 oz. Grey Goose Citron

1 1/2 oz. Owl’s Brew 

1/2 oz. homemade sweet and sour mix (recipe here)

1. If you know early on that you’ll be making this cocktail, stick vodka in the freezer a few hours ahead of time to get it well chilled.

2. Take vodka out of the freezer. Stick one large ice cube (if possible) in a lowball glass.

3. Measure out and pour all ingredients into glass one at a time. Stir once or twice gently with straw or swizzle stick to integrate ingredients. Sip. Enjoy. Drink another one.

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About A Famished Foodie

Food geek, wannabe Parisian, and lover of polka dots. Author of A Famished Foodie and Superior Spider-Talk contributor. Bold wine, sour beer & dessert make me nerd out.
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