Black Tea and Tuaca, A Match Made in Heaven
Looking for a year-round refreshing cocktail? Whether you like your brew crisp and thirst-quenching, or sweet and silky, this Black Tea Cocktail is just for you. Different from the way Tuaca is usually used in cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea or Lemon Drops, you’ll find this fresh, smooth, iced tea beverage one that will easily convert your friends and family!
Tea-infused cocktails are no new thing, but trying out new recipes like this is a sure-fire way to awaken your inner mixologist and delight guests at get-togethers. Although tastes may vary, we recommend brewing your ice tea beforehand
, double-strength. This helps even out the flavors- since adding the other ingredients will dilute the tea.
With only a few ingredients, you can brew up a batch of this refreshing libation for brunch, parties, or just regular consumption.
Bing Cherry Black Tea Tuaca Cocktail
- 1/2 cup brewed iced tea
- 2 oz. Tuaca liqueur
- 1 tsp. agave
- 1/2 lime (1/4 squeezed, 1/4 garnish)
- 1 dash Aromatic Bitters
- Prepare the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar (rub lime around the rim; dip into sugar). Fill the glass half-way with ice.
- Add iced tea, Tuaca, and agave into a shaker. Shake and pour over the ice.
- Squeeze 1/4 of a lime into drink; stir.
- Garnish with lime wedge and serve!
We used Harry & David Bing Cherry Black Tea
for this recipe, but you can easily substitute any variety of black tea- from Earl Grey to Oolong, depending on your preferences.
Tuaca adds a very specific flavor to the beverage, boasting notes of vanilla backed by orange. Be sure to check out our Guide to Brewing Tea
for tips on how to get the most out of your favorite loose-leaf blend. This Black Tea Cocktail recipe was created by Sandy Coughlin, author of the Reluctant Entertainer