Another cocktail innovation from the Lost Plate baijiu cocktail kit*. This is a nice evolution of a hot toddy, and really lives or dies on the quality of tea – and baijiu – you use. We thought this was delicious – lemony, comforting.
Our tasting panel said:
“Very earthy, Almost a husky, mineral feel – but still a nice toddy for a cold night”
“This gunpowder green tea has an amazingly leathery, new-shoe smell. It’s a weirdly good match with the tropical baijiu”
“The combo makes the tea taste darker – almost pushing towards an English breakfast tea.”
Our take: Toasty. Worth a try, and a nice changeup from the other frosty recipes.
Items marked with a * are included in the Baijiu Cocktail Recipe Box.
- 1 oz Ming River Baijiu*
- ½ oz green tea simple syrup *
- 6 oz green tea
- 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Portland Bitters *
- First, make 6 oz green tea by adding 1 Tbsp green tea to 6 oz hot water, and steep for 3-5 minutes.
- While tea is steeping, in your favorite mug, add Baijiu, lemon juice, and simple syrup and give it a quick stir.
- Add green tea once done steeping and stir to combine.
- Add 2-3 drops of bitters.
- Garnish with lemon wedge.
See the full recipe at https://lostplate.com/recipes/hot-green-tea-toddy-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.