What can I make with tea?

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Tea-inspired cocktails offer a delightful blend of aromatic flavors and refreshing profiles that can elevate any occasion. If you're looking for a top-rated option, the Green Tea cocktail is an excellent choice. With its high rating of 4.8/5, this cocktail combines peach schnapps, lemon-lime soda, sour mix, and whiskey to create a zesty and vibrant shot that balances sweet and sour beautifully, even though it contains no actual green tea.

If you prefer a more sophisticated option, the Earl Grey Martini (rating 4.76/5) might be perfect for you. This cocktail brings together the bold, herbal notes of Earl Grey tea with the crispness of dry gin. The addition of lemon juice and sugar syrup balances the strong flavors, and the egg white provides a luxurious mouthfeel, making it a refined option for any elegant gathering.

For those who enjoy a twist on classic cocktails, the Green Tea Mojito (rating 3.85/5) offers a refreshing blend of mint, lime, and white rum, with an added layer of green tea for an extra complexity. Similarly, the Tea Thyme Soda (rating 3.94/5) presents a sophisticated mix of bourbon, black tea, lemon juice, and cinnamon, creating a nuanced and aromatic drink perfect for leisurely sipping.

On colder nights, warming cocktails like the Christmas Tea Warmer (rating 4.46/5) or the Blueberry Tea (rating 3.89/5) can provide both comfort and delight. They incorporate ingredients like orange liqueur, amaretto, and black tea, offering cozy, spiced flavors that are sure to warm you up.

Regardless of your preferences, there's a tea-infused cocktail on this list that can suit any mood or occasion, from refreshing and citrusy to warm and comforting.

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You asked: cocktails made with tea. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Green Tea

The Green Tea cocktail is a refreshing and zesty concoction that's designed to be served in a shot glass, providing...

Peach Schnapps (10ml), Lemon-Lime soda (Dash), Sour Mix (10ml), Whiskey (10ml)

4 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Earl Grey Martini

Earl Grey Martini is a delicious and unique cocktail that combines the bold flavors of Earl Grey tea with the...

Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Dry gin (60ml), Egg (1 egg white)

4 ingredients
4.76 / 5

Green tea gimlet

Invented by Greg Henry and featured in his book Savoury Cocktails.

Lime juice (30ml), Gin (60ml), Lemon syrup (15ml), Green tea (Few bags)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Christmas Tea Warmer

A great cocktail to warm up those cold nights throughout the winter.

Orange liqueur (30ml), Amaretto (30ml), Cinnamon (Stick), Black tea (250ml)

4 ingredients
4.46 / 5

Tea Thyme Soda

The Tea Thyme Soda is an aromatic and refreshing cocktail that combines the rich, warming notes of bourbon with the...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Soda water (180ml), Bourbon (45ml), Black tea (2 bags), Cinnamon (Half stick), Sugar (Half cup/100g)

6 ingredients
3.94 / 5

Blueberry Tea

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

Orange liqueur (22.5ml), Amaretto (22.5ml), Black tea (180ml)

3 ingredients
3.89 / 5

Green tea mojito

The Green Tea Mojito is an inventive twist on the classic Mojito cocktail, blending the refreshing zestiness of lime juice...

Lime juice (15ml), Mint Leaves (4), White rum (30ml), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Green tea (120ml)

5 ingredients
3.85 / 5


A vodka-based cocktail with a balance of sweet tea and sour lemon.

Vodka (60ml), Lemon Juice (7.5ml), Iced tea (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Earl Grey Gin Cocktail

The Earl Grey Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and aromatic drink that infuses the distinct flavor of Earl Grey tea...

Lemon Juice (45ml), Gin (90ml), Sugar Syrup (45ml), Tonic water (90ml)

4 ingredients
3.58 / 5

Gin and Mint Tea

Found this drink in the Bon Appetite magazine. Great on a hot summer's day.

Mint Leaves (Half cup/15g), Lemon Juice (120ml), Gin (240ml), Ginger (Slice), Orange (Zest), Sugar (Half cup/100g), Green tea (3 bags)

7 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What types of tea are commonly used in cocktails?

Common teas used in cocktails include black tea, green tea, Earl Grey, and herbal teas. Each brings its unique flavor, from the robust and tannic to the light and floral.

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Can you mix alcohol with hot tea?

Yes, alcohol can be mixed with hot tea to create warming cocktails. Common combinations include whiskey with black tea or rum with spiced tea for a cozy, flavorful drink.

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What is a good recipe for a tea-based cocktail?

A popular tea-based cocktail is the Green Tea Mojito, which includes green tea, mint leaves, lime juice, white rum, and a bit of sugar. It’s refreshing and easy to make.

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How should tea be brewed for use in cocktails?

For cocktails, tea should be brewed stronger than usual to ensure the flavor stands out when mixed with other ingredients. Allow the tea to cool before using it in cold cocktails.

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Are there benefits to using tea in cocktails?

Using tea in cocktails can add unique flavors and potential health benefits. Teas like green and black tea contain antioxidants and can offer a refreshing beverage option with less sugar than some other mixers.

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