Thirsty Thursday: Electric Tea

While I usually associate February with snow, an overrated holiday I will not name, and the desire for big broody red wine, it is currently sixty degrees in Baltimore. So, not knowing what to do with myself, I made a cocktail. I wanted something with citrus, though still bold enough to remind me that this is actually winter not July 4th. After throwing a few things together, too lazy to even take out my shaker, I created what I’ve dubbed an Electric Tea. There’s a kick of lime, some fruity flavors, and the power of gin to balance it out. This isn’t a sugar bomb, but if you’re craving something sweet, opt out the lime juice and use homemade sweet and sour instead. If you’re craving something sweet with depth, replace the gin with Black Strap Cruzan rum for a molasses kick. Either way, this is the kind of cocktail to throw together in a minute or two before sitting back and wasting away your day. Don’t take it to seriously and it will treat you well…just don’t try operating any heavy machinery immediately after partaking in one of these. Personally, I had to put down my Hemingway and  could only manage a nap.

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Electric Tea

Yield: 1 cocktail

2 oz. Greenall’s London Dry Gin

1 1/2 oz. Chambord

1 1/2 oz. Owls Brew Pink and Black

juice of half a lime

4-5 dashes Scrappy’s Bitters Lavender

2 Luxardo cherries (optional)

1. Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice.

3. Measure out and pour gin, Chambord, and Owls Brew directly into cocktail glass. Stir well for five to ten seconds.

4. Top off with freshly squeezed lime juice and a few dashes of lavender bitters. Throw two Luxardo cherries in. Stir again. Enjoy.

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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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One Response to Thirsty Thursday: Electric Tea

  1. lulu says:

    I don’t know how good the drink is, but your presentation is delicious.

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