Tea-Riffic Rita
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Tea-Riffic Rita
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.9 / 5
This cocktail was created as a promotional beverage for Sauza 901 tequila. It is a twist on the traditional Margarita, and is best served in a pitcher and shared among ... more This cocktail was created as a promotional beverage for Sauza 901 tequila. It is a twist on the traditional Margarita, and is best served in a pitcher and shared among friends.
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Base ingredient
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Tequila
Garnish
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Lemon, orange, grapefruit, cucumber, raspberry
Alcohol content
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9.72% | 10.5 units *

Method
How to make a Tea-Riffic Rita

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add tequila, fresh lemon juice, orange juice, agave syrup, cold black tea and lager to a pitcher with a couple of handfuls of ice and stir
Garnish with a cup of raspberries and slices of orange, lemon, grapefruit and cucumber, and serve
~ This recipe makes enough for a pitcher. Use Sauza 901 tequila and Pilsner lager. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you recommend combining the ingredients for the Tea-Riffic Rita?

For the Tea-Riffic Rita, start by brewing the black tea and allowing it to cool. In a pitcher, combine the cooled tea with orange juice, lemon juice, agave syrup, and tequila. Stir well to ensure the agave syrup fully dissolves and the flavors meld. Just before serving, gently stir in the lager to preserve its carbonation. Serve the cocktail over ice in a pitcher glass.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Tea-Riffic Rita?

The Tea-Riffic Rita is best served cold in a pitcher glass over ice, making it perfect for sharing. You can garnish with lemon or orange slices to enhance its visual appeal and add a touch of extra citrus flavor. It's ideal for serving at gatherings or outdoor events, where guests can help themselves to the refreshing mix.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the agave syrup in the Tea-Riffic Rita?

Yes, if agave syrup is not available or you prefer a different sweetener, it's possible to substitute it with simple syrup or honey. Keep in mind that honey has a stronger flavor, which may alter the taste profile slightly. Start with a smaller quantity and adjust according to your sweetness preference.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Tea-Riffic Rita compare to a standard cocktail?

The Tea-Riffic Rita has an alcohol content of 9.72%, placing it slightly higher than many standard cocktails, which typically range from 5% to 15% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its content is similar to that of a strong margarita or a homemade sangria, making it a moderately strong choice suitable for sipping over a longer time period at social events.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Tea-Riffic Rita to cater to different tastes?

The Tea-Riffic Rita is very versatile. For a sweeter version, adjust the amount of agave syrup to taste. If you prefer a stronger tea flavor, increase the amount of black tea or steep it for longer. For a non-alcoholic version, omit the tequila and lager, substituting with non-alcoholic beer or an additional amount of black tea. You can also experiment with different types of tea, like green tea or a fruity herbal tea, to alter the flavor profile.

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