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Gin and Tea Cocktail

gin and tea3Ingredients

2 Senkada Kandy Black Tea bags
2 whole Ceylon cloves
cardamom pods, bruised
4 oz. freshly boiled water
2 tsp. local honey
4 oz. Gin – We recommend Leopold Brothers Navy Strength American Gin
6 oz. tonic water
Ice cubes
Mint Sprig, crushed between fingers

Method

Combine teabag and spices in a small teapot and pour hot water over to cover. Steep for 5 minutes and discard teabag.

Add honey to taste and allow to cool to room temperature. Discard spices.

Add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour infused tea.

Add the gin and vigorously shake it between 7-10 seconds.

Pour into 2 cocktail glasses and add a splash of tonic water.

Add mint and serve.

Serves 2

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