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Memorial Day Cocktails

May 24th, 2013 by admin

Time’s running out to make final preparations for your legendary Memorial Day BBQ. You’ve got grass-fed steaks and veggie burgers galore; your famous potato salad is in the works; and the biggest watermelon your arms could carry is stashed in the cupboard. There’s only one crucial element missing: unforgettable beverages for the adult crowd. Don’t worry. Mighty Leaf’s got you covered. Check out these amazing tea cocktails guaranteed to make your cookout a hit.

These delicious beverages were designed by H. Joseph Erhmann, the beloved mixologist behind San Francisco’s Elixir Saloon and The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, and reinvent a couple of hot weather favorites. Check out the recipes below and send us photos on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ of you trying out these recipes at your own parties.

Southern Pacific Julep

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Muddle the leaves of one healthy mint sprig
  2. Add the Ginger Peach tea syrup*
  3. Add bourbon and fill with crushed ice
  4. Stir and garnish with more mint.

*Tea Syrup – brew a batch of Ginger Peach Tea and add sugar, equal parts by volume.

Kabuki Lemonade

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Muddle the leaves of one healthy mint sprig in a shaker
  2. Add the Matcha tea syrup*
  3. Add the vodka and lemon juice
  4. Fill with ice
  5. Shake hard for 10 seconds and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with more mint.

*Tea Syrup – brew a batch of Matcha Tea and add sugar, equal parts by volume.