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5 Iced Tea Cocktails for Hot Summer Nights

5 Iced Tea Cocktails for Hot Summer Nights

It's not quite summer, but boys and girls can dream of the sultry months to come—and get prepared. We suggest you spend this meteorologically awkward period mastering some new cocktails created by Bay Area-based Numi Tea and sommelier James Labe.
Here we have four iced tea cocktails (and one mocktail) that pair as well with sunbathing as they do with summer nights in the warm air's embrace, and possibly someone else too. 


Berry Tea Royale

1 oz. prepared Numi Berry Black Tea
1 oz. Créme de Cassis
3 oz. Champagne

Steep tea at 4X normal strenth for 2 minutes, then remove tea back and chill liquid for later use.
Pour chilled tea and Cassis into glass and stir.
Tilt glass and slowly fill with Champagne.


Cantaloupe Tea Daiquiri

1 1/2 oz. Numi Emperor's Puerh Tea
1 1/2 ox/ Van Gogh BLUE Vodka
3 oz. Frozen Cubed Cantaloupe
1 oz. Coconut Milk
Splash of Lemon Juice

Steep tea at 4X normal strength for 2 minutes, then remove tea bag and chill for later use.

Combine and blend ingredients in blener, adding a splash of lemon for each serving. Serve on the rocks, garnish with Lemon Wedge.


Green Iced Tea

1 Numi Decaf Finger Lemon Tea Bag
3 oz. fresh Cucumber Juice
1 1/2 oz. Tequila
Splash of Lemon Juice

Infuse on tea back in Tequilla for 30 minutes, then remove bag, squeezing out excess. Combine and stir ingredients. Serve on the rocks. Garnish with Lime Wedge.


Grey Russian

1 1/2 oz. prepared Numi Early Grey Tea
1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Orange Vodka

Steep tea at 4X normal strength for 2 minutes, then remove tea bag and chill liquid for later use.
Combine and stir ingredients.
Serve on the rocks, ganrish with Lemon Wedge.


Spice Orange Lemonade

3/4 cup (on steeped teabag) Numi Orange Spice Tea
1/4 cup fresh organic lime juice
1 teaspooon agave
Splash of ginger ale

Place mix in a shaker and shake for 10 seconds
Serve chilled.

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