Another cocktail innovation from the Lost Plate baijiu cocktail kit*. A summery, baijiu-forward sweet tea. This has a nice balance of ginger and green tea. Adding the green tea simple syrup makes it ideal for long evenings on the front porch.
Our tasting panel said:
“This is caramel-y! It’s very gingery but not sharp or biting.”
“This tastes like summer. Interesting and refreshing. I totally want to take this out to the front porch in July at 8pm”
“The fruity profile has a final aftertaste of… jellybeans?”
“It has the same mix of sweet and bitter as a pomegranate!”
Items marked with a * are included in the Baijiu Cocktail Recipe Box.
- 2 oz Ming River Baijiu*
- ½ oz Ginger Portland Syrup *
- 4 oz green tea
- For a sweet tea: add 1oz green tea simple syrup
- First, make 4 oz green tea by adding ½ Tbsp green tea to 4 oz hot water, and steep for 3-5 minutes.
- While tea is steeping, combine Baijiu, Ginger Portland Syrup, and (optional) simple syrup in shaker.
- Add ice to shaker.
- Once tea is done steeping, strain into shaker with fine mesh strainer.
- Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds until cool.
- Fill pint glass halfway with ice.
- Strain cocktail over glass. Top with ice if needed.
- Garnish with lemon wedge or wheel.
See the full recipe at https://lostplate.com/recipes/ginger-iced-green-tea-delight-baijiu-cocktail-recipe/
*We’re reviewing the whole kit separately! This is a really interesting package of ingredients and a compelling way to learn about and experiment with baijiu. See the full review here.