Green Tea Infused Rum or Vodka

Testing this out for Penelope’s tea party themed birthday on Saturday! A little something for the big people ๐Ÿ™‚

Dazed & Infused

I really want to share what Iโ€™m drinking right now but I havenโ€™t posted the infusion yet! Alas, itโ€™s not in the cards for today, but hereโ€™s something also awesome and will help drive away the winter blues. Either variety makes an absolutely fantastic Mojito.

Components:

  • 1 bag of green tea (or 1โ€“2 tsp of loose green tea)
  • 2 cups vodka or rum
  • 1/2 tsp lemon or orange zest (optional)

Instructions:

  • add tea and spirit to a jar and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place for 5โ€“12 hours (the lower end if using loose tea).
  • Pour through a coffee filter (or simply remove bag). Do not squeeze the tea dregs, which will contain a lot of bitter tannins.

Note: If you want to go for something stronger, use more tea not time.

Green Tea Cooler

  • 2 oz green tea vodka
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz lemon-infused simpleโ€ฆ

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