Iced tea is a dynamic beverage. Of course you can brew it on its own, but in case you're feeling a bit adventurous we've put together a one-of-a-kind cocktail that incorporates one of our best selling raspberry iced tea varieties.
For the base of this cocktail, we're using Newman's Own Organics Raspberry Herbal Iced Tea.
For foodservice operators, recipes like this give you the ability to use the same tea product in a variety of applications. Take the raspberry iced tea you already have made, and transform it into other profitable beverages.
Raspberry Tea Garden Cocktail
1.5 oz Gin
4 oz Raspberry Iced Tea
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
2 - 4 Basil Leaves
Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until all sugar crystals have dissolved. Remove from the heat, let cool, and store in a seal-able glass container in the refrigerator.
Brew your raspberry iced tea following standard brewing instructions (see brewing instructions here if you're using our suggested Newman's Own version).
Muddle raspberries, basil leaves, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Add gin, raspberry tea, and lemon juice with a full scoop of ice and shake.
Double strain over new ice in a highball glass and garnish with a lemon wheel, raspberries, and a basil leaf.
Voila! Enjoy all summer long and beyond.
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