Add a mint garnish to this unique and delicious tea-infused cocktail

Abigail R. Gehring's blackberry and black tea bourbon is best served in a hurricane, old-fashioned or pilsner glass

By Abigail R. Gehring

Published April 16, 2019 6:00PM (EDT)

Blackberry and Black Tea Burbon (Skyhorse Publishing)
Blackberry and Black Tea Burbon (Skyhorse Publishing)

Excerpted with permission Tea Cocktails: Unique and Delicious Tea-Infused Cocktails by Abigail Gehring. Copyright 2019 Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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Abigail R. Gehring coauthored Tea Cocktails: Unique and Delicious Tea-Infused Cocktails (Skyhorse Publishing) with Teatulia Organic Teas, a forward-thinking tea company that is committed to offering great tea and benefiting the land and people of Northern Bangladesh. Abigail is the author of more than a dozen books on food, drinks, and country living skills and is also a photographer, editor, wife, and mom in southern Vermont.

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Recipe: Blackberry and Black Tea Bourbon

Glass type: hurricane, old-fashioned, or pilsner

Makes 2 cocktails

  • 1 tea bag or 1 teaspoon loose leaf black tea
  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint, plus a few whole mint leaves for garnish
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • ½ cup crushed ice

 To make the tea, brew in 8 ounces (about 1 mug) of boiling water for about 3 minutes.

Remove tea bag or leaves and place brewed tea in the refrigerator to chill.

In a small bowl, muddle the blackberries, sugar, and chopped mint and then divide between 2 glasses. In a shaker, combine the chilled tea, bourbon, and ice. Shake for about 30 seconds and then pour into glasses. Stir each glass lightly and then garnish with mint leaves.

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