Workshop Cocktail Recipes

So, you've attended one of our fabulous workshops and now you want to recreate the cocktails at home!

Follow this blog and you'll be well on the way to showing your friends what a pro mixologist you now are!

To make most of these cocktails you will need a tea concentrate, to find out how to make one, follow this blog here.

All of these magical cocktails can easily be made into fabulous Mocktails too! Just omit the alcohol or use an alcohol free alternative, and enjoy.

Tea Cocktail Mixology Workshop Recipes

1. Flaming Bonfire Toffee

This delicious concoction uses our Bonfire Toffee and twisted into an Old Fashioned inspired cocktail. Using a flaming sugar cube soaked in a super strong rum set alight and dusted with cinnamon to cause a spark!

Flaming Bonfire Toffee Cocktail

What you will need:

  • Orange bitters
  • 100ml Bonfire Toffee concentrate
  • 25ml whisky
  • A sugar cube splashed in Wray and Nephews rum 
  • A peeled orange skin
  • Stirrer stick
  • A shot of vanilla syrup
  • Ice

What to do:

  1. Pop your ice and a few drops of Orange bitters into a glass.
  2. Pour the 100ml concentrate into the glass already pre-filled with ice and Orange bitters.
  3. Add 25ml of whisky.
  4. A shot of vanilla syrup.
  5. Give it a stir with the stirrer stick.
  6. Then with that stirrer stick, twist the orange peel and stab the end of the stick through. You want the orange to be at the rim of the glass above the liquid and the stick holding it up.
  7. Carefully place the pre soaked sugar cube on top of the twisted orange peel, it will balance on top if you have placed the stirrer stick correctly.
  8. Make sure the cube does not fall into the cocktail.
  9. Light a match and place it over the sugar cube, it will start to bubble and you may notice a clean flame (not obvious in well lit rooms) but if it is bubbling it is alight.
  10. Carefully keeping your head away from the flame, take a cinnamon shaker and dust over the flame.
  11. The sugar cube will cause a spark and look like a flame from a bonfire!
  12. Don't get too carried away with your bonfire or the cinnamon taste will over power the drink.
  13. Enjoy!

2. The Smokey Rose

Next up we have a beautiful cocktail that is inspired by a refreshing Sour using our Peach Soda fruit tea blend. It is DELIGHTFULLY Decadent.

The Smokey Rose Cocktail

What you will need:

  • A cocktail shaker
  • 25ml vodka 
  • 100 ml of Peach Soda concentrate
  • 25 ml aquafaba 
  • A shot of vanilla
  • Half a lime
  • A corked bottle with smoke inside (You can create the smoke using any 'at home' food smoking infuser)
  • Rose petals for garnish
  • A jug

What to do:

  1. Add ice to your cocktail shaker.
  2. Add 100ml concentrate of Peach Soda.
  3. Pour in vanilla shot.
  4. Then 25ml vodka.
  5. Squeeze half a lime (leave carcass out).
  6. Add 25ml aquafaba, this is a great vegan alternative to eggs for foamy cocktails.
  7. Pop lid on shaker and shake super super hard! Needs to be ice cold to touch so we recommend 15 seconds shaking.
  8. Open the lid, it will be nice and foamy, and pour the liquid into a jug whilst straining out the ice.
  9. Pour the jug contents into the smokey bottle slowly. Pop the cork on top and give it a swirl allowing the smoke to infuse.
  10. Then take a martini glass, pour the smokey bottle into the glass slowly watching the smoke fall out with the liquid for a photo op!
  11. Get the jug and add the remaining foam and garnish with rose petals.
  12. Enjoy!

3. Mermaid Martini

A magical Mermaid Matcha cocktail inspired by the creamy Espresso Martini cocktail. Showcasing the wow factor colour of blue pea flower, it looks like something whipped up by mermaids themselves.

Mermaid Matcha Martini

What you will need:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Matcha bowl
  • 1 Perfect Matcha Spoon of Mermaid Matcha
  • 50ml of 80 degree water
  • Matcha whisk
  • 25ml coconut rum (Malibu is best)
  • Coconut milk
  • 25ml aquafaba
  • A shot of vanilla syrup
  • Edible gold spray
  • Tea strainer (for dusting matcha as garnish)
  • Edible pressed flowers for garnish
  • Martini glass
  • Ice

What to do:

  1. Make your matcha shot by whisking one Perfect Matcha Spoon of powder with your 80° water in a zigzag motion.
  2. Pour the matcha shot into the shaker.
  3. Pour in 25ml of coconut rum.
  4. Shot of vanilla.
  5. 25ml aquafaba.
  6. Pop lid on shaker and shake super super hard! Needs to be ice cold to touch, so we recommend 15 seconds of shaking.
  7. Open the lid, it will be nice and foamy, and pour the liquid into martini glass whilst straining the ice, keep shaking to get all the foam out.
  8. Pour the coconut milk in the glass slowly to watch the colours swirl.
  9. Garnish with flowers and gold spray.
  10. Dust some extra matcha over the top.
  11. Enjoy!

4. Unicorn Gin Fizz

Of course we had to include our Blue Raspberry green tea blend to create that incredible colour changing magic! It screams elegance and fun, it's perfect for any cocktail arsenal!

Unicorn Gin Fizz

What you will need:

  • 100ml Blue Raspberry concentrate
  • A tall glass with ice in it
  • A shot of vanilla syrup
  • A shot of lemon syrup
  • 25ml gin
  • Sparkling water
  • Pressed flowers for garnish

What to do:

  1. Take your glass.
  2. Pour in the vanilla syrup.
  3. Then the lemon syrup.
  4. Add 25ml of gin.
  5. Pour in the Blue Raspberry concentrate slowly over the ice - this reacts with the lemon to change colour!
  6. Then pour in the sparkling water.
  7. Garnish with pressed flower.
  8. Enjoy!

Potions Workshop Recipes

 1. Butter Brew Cocktail

Taking our magical and creamy Butter Brew, this foamy and delicious cocktail is sure to have you feeling dreamy!

Butter Brew Cocktail

What you will need:

  • Butter Brew tea concentrate
  • Vegan ice cream
  • Cream soda
  • Spiced Rum

What to do:

  1. Add 100ml Butter Brew concentrate into beaker.
  2. Plop in a spoonful of vegan ice cream.
  3. Add 7 sprays of lustre powder.
  4. Pour in cream soda slowly over the ice cream allowing it to foam and bubble.
  5. Add a 25ml shot of spiced rum.
  6. Spray lustre on top.
  7. Enjoy!

 2. Cauldron Dreams Cocktail

The real showstopper of our potions evening! Great for parties, but make sure to be extremely careful with dry ice if you decide to use this, and use at your own risk. Serve your guests out of a frothing and bubbling cauldron full of smoke and deliciousness, and enchant them for the whole night!

Cauldron Dreams Cocktail

What you will need:

What to do:

  1. Gather around the cauldron.
  2. Get everyone to take a bottle each, it does not matter which ingredient they select.
  3. Pour 750ml of hot water into the cauldron.
  4. Get each member to pour the ingredient they have into the cauldron, using their hand to wave around the cauldron as if casting a spell (they don’t have to say anything!).
  5. Get your Moondrop Dreams tea and add in 3 Perfect Tea Spoons.
  6. When all ingredients are added, you can take the ladle and stir the cauldron, and encourage guests to read a spell all together as you stir the pot. Stirring 3 times forward 3 times back. You will be HEXED if it goes wrong!
  7. Once the spell is cast, you need to seal the HEX with a very special ingredient which is dry ice.
  8. Get your gloves on, take the dry ice box and scoop x2 full ice scoops worth into the cauldron.
  9. The cauldron will bubble and smoke dramatically to delight your guests! VERY IMPORTANT DO NOT PUT HANDS IN THE CAULDRON!
  10. When the cauldron has stopped most of its bubbling (e.g not flowing over the edge) you can start foaming up oat milk and vanilla.
  11. To do this take a Handheld Milk Foamer and froth the oat milk and vanilla together until foamy.
  12. Scoop a small amount of cauldron liquid using the ladle into each person's infuser mug, the strainer will catch any bits!
  13. For the oat milk and vanilla make sure it is hot and frothy, as it will be going into very cold liquid.
  14. Enjoy!

 3. Cold Brew Cocktail

A delicious and magical cocktail, which showcases the wonder of cold brewing your tea! Take a sip, sigh and relax!

Cold Brew Cocktail

You will need:

  • Blue Raspberry tea concentrate
  • A beaker
  • 25ml gin
  • Pipette
  • Lemon syrup
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice

What to do:

  1. Measure in Blue Raspberry concentrate to your glass.
  2. Add 25ml gin.
  3. Add 2 pipettes of vanilla syrup.
  4. Pour in the sparkling water.
  5. Add two pipettes of Lemon syrup - this is the magic colour changing moment!
  6. Enjoy!

We hope you have fun recreating these at home! Please be sure to tag us in the results @birdandblendtea, and use the hashtag #BirdAndBlendTeaCo

 

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