Blueberry Tea
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Blueberry Tea
Cocktail recipe

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3.89 / 5
Blueberry Tea is a bit of a misnomer, as the cocktail contains no blueberries, nor does it especially taste like blueberries. It does contain tea, however.

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Blueberry Tea is a bit of a misnomer, as the cocktail contains no blueberries, nor does it especially taste like blueberries. It does contain tea, however.

There are a handful of recipes floating around the internet, the following is the one that I use, which I based off the one found at the website "The Spruce Eats".
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Base ingredient
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Orange liqueur
Garnish
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Orange, cinnamon
Alcohol content
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4.38% | 0.99 units *
Details
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Hot
Stirred

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Blueberry Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Brew a cup of tea and let it sit to cool slightly - you want it warm but not hot! Add Grand Marnier and amaretto to a warm brandy snifter
Top up with tea and stir gently
Garnish with an orange wheel and cinnamon stick, and serve
~ For the tea, I personally use Bigelow's Constant Comment, but any black/pekoe tea with a heavy note of spices will do. I do find the orange in the constant comment especially compliments the Grand Marnier. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly brew the black tea for the Blueberry Tea cocktail?

To brew black tea for the Blueberry Tea cocktail, bring water to a boil and pour it over a black tea bag or loose-leaf black tea (about 1 teaspoon) in a cup. Let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how strong you prefer your tea. After steeping, remove the tea bag or strain the loose leaves and proceed to mix it with the other ingredients.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Blueberry Tea cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Blueberry Tea cocktail is best served in a pre-warmed brandy glass to enhance its aromas and flavors. Pouring the hot black tea over the orange liqueur and Amaretto, and gently stirring will help combine the flavors while retaining the warmth that makes this drink particularly soothing.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different kind of tea if I don't have black tea for the Blueberry Tea cocktail?

Yes, while black tea is traditionally used for its bold flavor, you can substitute it with another type of tea if preferred. Earl Grey or Chai can be good alternatives, offering their unique flavors to the mix. However, it's important to note that the taste of the cocktail will change based on the tea you choose.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Blueberry Tea cocktail?

To make a non-alcoholic version of the Blueberry Tea cocktail, you can replace the orange liqueur and Amaretto with non-alcoholic alternatives such as almond syrup for the Amaretto and orange juice or a non-alcoholic orange extract for the orange liqueur. Adjust the proportions to taste, keeping the balance of flavors in mind.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Blueberry Tea cocktail?

For the Blueberry Tea cocktail, consider garnishing with a cinnamon stick or a star anise to complement its warm and spicy notes. Additionally, a few fresh or frozen blueberries can be added to the glass, not only enhancing the visual appeal but subtly nodding to the cocktail's name.

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