If you’re a fan of floral aromas and a touch of elegance in your cocktails, the Jasmine Tea Martini is a delightful choice. This cocktail combines the delicate fragrance of jasmine tea with the crispness of gin and the subtle sweetness of elderflower liqueur. Here’s how to craft this exquisite Jasmine Tea Martini:
2 oz (60 ml) Jasmine Tea (chilled and strained)
2 oz (60 ml) Gin
0.5 oz (15 ml) Elderflower Liqueur
0.5 oz (15 ml) Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
Lemon Twist or Jasmine Blossom for Garnish (optional)
1. Brew the Jasmine Tea:
Start by brewing a cup of jasmine tea. Use a high-quality jasmine tea bag or loose leaf tea. Steep the tea in hot water according to the package instructions. Usually, it’s recommended to steep for 2-3 minutes. You want a fragrant and flavorful tea without bitterness.
Once brewed, remove the tea bag or strain the loose tea leaves. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until chilled.
2. Chill Your Glass:
To serve your Jasmine Tea Martini, chill a martini glass in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. A chilled glass adds to the overall experience of the cocktail.
3. Prepare the Cocktail:
In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes. The amount of ice depends on your preference for dilution and how cold you want the martini to be.
Pour in 2 ounces (60 ml) of chilled and strained jasmine tea.
4. Add the Spirits:
Pour in 2 ounces (60 ml) of gin. The choice of gin can influence the flavor of your martini, so choose one that complements the floral notes of jasmine tea.
5. Sweeten with Elderflower Liqueur:
Add 0.5 ounces (15 ml) of elderflower liqueur to the shaker. Elderflower liqueur adds a delicate sweetness that pairs beautifully with jasmine.
6. Squeeze the Lemon:
Squeeze 0.5 ounces (15 ml) of freshly squeezed lemon juice into the shaker. The citrusy brightness of lemon juice balances the floral and sweet elements of the cocktail.
7. Shake Vigorously:
Secure the lid on your cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This chills the martini and ensures that the flavors are well mixed.
8. Strain into the Chilled Glass:
Remove the chilled martini glass from the freezer and strain the contents of the shaker into the glass. You can use a fine-mesh strainer to catch any ice shards or tea leaves.
9. Garnish (Optional):
For an extra touch of elegance, you can garnish your Jasmine Tea Martini with a twist of lemon peel or a fresh jasmine blossom.
10. Serve and Enjoy: – Your Jasmine Tea Martini is ready to be enjoyed! Sip slowly and savor the delicate floral notes and balanced sweetness of this delightful cocktail.
This Jasmine Tea Martini is a refined and aromatic drink that’s perfect for special occasions or when you want to indulge in the sophisticated flavors of jasmine tea. Cheers!
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