Gin and Mint Tea
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Gin and Mint Tea
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.51 / 5
Found this drink in the Bon Appetite magazine. Great on a hot summer's day. Found this drink in the Bon Appetite magazine. Great on a hot summer's day.
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Base ingredient
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Gin
Garnish
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Lemon, mint
Alcohol content
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26.67% | 9.6 units *

Method
How to make a Gin and Mint Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Bring three cups of water to a simmer in a small saucepan
Remove from heat, add the tea, and let it steep for three minutes
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl, then return tea to saucepan
Add ginger, orange zest, sugar, and half a cup of mint; return to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar
Let cool
Strain tea syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, pressing on solids, then discard solids
Stir in gin and lemon juice and chill until cold, for about an hour
Pour into rocks glasses filled with ice garnished with lemon wheels and mint sprigs, and serve
~ This cocktail can be made 4 hours ahead. Keep chilled. Recipe is enough for a pitcher. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the gin in Gin and Mint Tea with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute gin with vodka for a milder taste, or with white rum if you prefer a sweeter, more pronounced flavor. However, doing so will change the cocktail's character and taste profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for Gin and Mint Tea?

A sprig of fresh mint or a lemon wheel can add visual appeal and aroma to your Gin and Mint Tea. Additionally, a thin slice of ginger or a twist of orange zest can enhance the existing flavors and add a colorful touch.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I ensure the best flavor when preparing Gin and Mint Tea?

To ensure the best flavor, steep the green tea bags just long enough to extract flavor without bitterness, usually 3-5 minutes. Also, muddle the mint leaves gently to release their oils without turning them bitter. Finally, using fresh lemon juice and high-quality gin can significantly impact the cocktail's taste.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic variation of Gin and Mint Tea?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, replace the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit or simply increase the amount of green tea and lemon juice. You can also add a splash of ginger ale or sparkling water for some fizz.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve Gin and Mint Tea?

Gin and Mint Tea is best served cold in a whiskey glass, with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig or lemon wheel to elevate the presentation. It's perfect for warm, sunny days or as a refreshing drink at outdoor gatherings.

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