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Za Granicą Cocktails

March’s ingredients range from floral and silky to spiced up and worldly. With the diversity in these flavours we’ve created some unique but relaxed cocktails to help you blend into the weekend.

The Japanese Garden

Our first flavours come from Japan. This Sencha green tea has beautiful floral tastes of roses with some cherry notes to round it out. We’re going to expand on that flavour profile and add in some more beautiful notes with our favourite Okanagan Spirits Gin.

What you’re going to need:

  • Hanami Tea (2 oz steeped, cooled)
  • Okanagan Spirits Gin (1 oz, or your favourite gin. But this one should be your favourite)
  • Fresh Lavender Flowers
  • Simple Syrup (1oz)

How do you do it?

Take your cooled tea, gin and simple syrup and pour into a shaker. Next drop in a teaspoon worth of fresh lavender. Top off with ice and take a long bar spoon and stir for 20-30 seconds. If you shake this one up, the fresh lavender tends to get mulched into small pieces and will not strain out well. After stirring, strain out your beautiful drink into a rocks glass and top with ice.

Purely Chai

Our Pure Chai already has AMAZING flavours, and we want to keep those and play off of them subtly while creating a deliciously cool drink.

What you’re going to need:

  • Pure Chai Tea (2 oz steeped, cooled)
  • Your favourite Whiskey (1 oz)
  • Simple Syrup (1 oz)
  • Orange Rind

How do you do it?

If you’re too not into the whiskey business, then swap this one out for spiced rum. Steep your tea and pour 2 oz into a shaker along with the whiskey and simple syrup. Add ice and shake until cold to the touch. Pour out into a rocks glass and top with ice. Take the orange rind and twist slightly and brush over the ice, don’t quite touch it though, this just adds another layer of experience with the scent of citrus while sipping.

Hazelnut Crêpes

Even the French won’t cringe at this one once they try it. Blending some classic french flavours with a little bit of a twist that’s not going to leave you hungry for more.

What you’re going to need:

  • Crêpes aux Noisettes Tea (2 oz steeped, cooled)
  • Vodka (1 oz, Grey Goose because French, obviously)
  • Frangelico (1 oz)
  • Lemon Rind

How do you do it?

Just like our classic cocktail mixings, we’re going to add our ingredients together (minus the rind) into a shaker and add ice. Shake until it’s cold to the touch and pour into a rocks glass, top with ice. Take that lemon rind and bring it around the rim once and add for garnish. Just a hint of citrus to go with the flavours of hazelnut and vanilla that will have your senses wondering where they are, but happy they’re there.

Amaretto Fudge

The name says it all, your dreams come true with this familiarly Canadian blend with a cocktail twist.

What you’re going to need:

  • Maple Fudge Tea (2 oz steeped, cooled)
  • Amaretto (¾ oz)
  • Whiskey (¾ oz)
  • Simple Syrup (1 oz)
  • Orange Rind

How do you do it?

Take all of the ingredients minus the orange rind and pour into a shaker. Add ice and shake until cold to the touch. Pour out into a rocks glass and add ice. Take the orange rind and add twist gently and brush over the ice, taking care not to actually touch the ice. Then rim the glass with the rind before adding it to the top as garnish. The flavours will play across as bold and subtle at the same time as the smooth Amaretto dances with the whiskey lightly along with the fudge to create a potent but sweet combination.


Have you tried any of these? Are you a mixologist in the kitchen? Show us what you got and tag us in your creations on Instagram @HerbataCo!