Darjeeling Iced Tea
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Darjeeling Iced Tea
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.97 / 5
This drink was devised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Darjeeling Cricket Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates ~ S. Matthewson & E. Visser Esq. This drink was devised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Darjeeling Cricket Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates ~ S. Matthewson & E. Visser Esq.
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Base ingredient
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Brandy
Garnish
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Lemon, orange
Alcohol content
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22.22% | 3 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Darjeeling Iced Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Three-quarters fill a highball glass with ice
Pour the alcoholic ingredients over the ice, top up with lemonade and stir
Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Darjeeling Iced Tea to ensure the ingredients are well mixed?

To properly stir the Darjeeling Iced Tea, fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add the brandy, triple sec, both measures of whiskey, and spiced rum into the glass. Use a long mixing spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 20-30 seconds to ensure it's well chilled and the flavors are well combined. Transfer the blend into a highball glass filled with ice and top it off with lemonade for a refreshing finish.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Darjeeling Iced Tea to enhance its flavors?

The Darjeeling Iced Tea is best served in a highball glass filled with ice to maintain its chill and dilution balance. The highball glass showcases the drink's color and allows for the proper proportion of mixer to spirits. Garnishing with a slice of lemon or orange can add a fresh zest, enhancing the overall flavor. Serve immediately after stirring to enjoy its full flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of rum if I don't have spiced rum for the Darjeeling Iced Tea?

Yes, if spiced rum is not available, you can opt for a dark rum or a white rum as a substitute in the Darjeeling Iced Tea. While the flavor profile will slightly change, with dark rum adding a richer, deeper flavor and white rum offering a lighter taste, both can complement the other ingredients well. Adjust the quantity if needed based on your taste preference.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Darjeeling Iced Tea compare to a standard cocktail?

The Darjeeling Iced Tea has an alcohol content of 22.22%, which is slightly higher than the average for cocktails, which typically range around 15-20% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a relatively strong drink, ideal for those preferring a cocktail with a bit more kick. It's important to enjoy it responsibly, keeping its higher alcohol content in mind.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways I can customize the Darjeeling Iced Tea to fit my taste preferences?

To customize the Darjeeling Iced Tea, consider adjusting the balance of spirits based on your preference. For a sweeter drink, increase the amount of triple sec or add a splash of simple syrup. For a more citrusy flavor, add more lemonade or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You can also experiment with different types of whiskeys or rums to slightly alter the flavor profile. For a non-alcoholic version, replace the spirits with non-alcoholic alternatives and increase the lemonade proportion.

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