National Iced Tea Day June 10 Teapigs

Did you know that June 10 is National Iced Tea Day? Thanks to our friends at Teapigs — and a few of their tasty tea cocktail creations — we are ready and excited to celebrate! Although we got to try these cocktails last week at the Teapigs mixer hosted at the beautiful (and extremely insta-worthy) FIGO here in Toronto, they were kind enough to share their tea cocktail recipes for all of us to enjoy at home on National Ice Tea Day, and all summer long!

Since summer is all about finding drinks that not only taste good but also quench your thirst, what could be more refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea? Maybe tea that’s spiked with a little bit of the good stuff, wouldn’t you agree? YUM!

See below for how to craft 3 delicious and refreshing iced tea cocktails made with teas from Teapigs!

National Iced Tea Day June 10 Teapigs

Iced teapigs Ginger Collins

Serves 4

Serve: In a pitcher or in a Collins glass

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. teapigs lemon & ginger tea (4 tea temples)(chilled)
  • 5 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 ¼ oz. Benedictine D.O.M.(or omit and add 1 oz. more simple syrup* instead)
  • 2½ oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ½ oz. Simple syrup
  • Top with soda water to your liking

Method:

  • Start by brewing some tea. To make the process easier, brew 4 cups of tea with 4 teapigs lemon & ginger tea temples to ensure you have enough for the recipe.
  • Steep for a bit longer than you would for a cup of tea to make sure the flavour stands out – 10 minutes. Remove tea temples and chill tea before use.
  • Add all ingredients, except the soda water, into a pitcher filled with ice. Add garnish and stir until all ingredients are mixed.
  • Top with ice and soda water. Pour into a Collins glass to serve.

Iced teapigs Super Fruit Punch

Serves 4

Serve: In a pitcher or in a Collins glass

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. teapigs super fruit herbal tea (4 tea temples) (chilled)
  • 2 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ½ oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • 3 ½ oz. Peche de Vigne or Peach Schnapps
  • 2 ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • Ice: Crushed
  • Garnish: Half strawberry & sage leaf

Method:

  • Start by brewing some tea. To make the process easier, brew 4 cups of tea with 4 teapigs super fruit tea temples to ensure you have enough for the recipe.
  • Steep for a bit longer than you would for a cup of tea to make sure the flavour stands out – 15 minutes. Remove tea temples and chill tea before use.
  • In a pitcher filled with crushed ice, add all of the ingredients and stir.
  • To serve, pour into a Collins glass and garnish with half a strawberry and sage leaf.

Iced teapigs Marrakesh Mocktail

Serves 4

Serve: In a pitcher or in a Collins glass

Ingredients: 

  • 15 oz. teapigs Marrakesh green tea with peppermint (4 tea temples) (chilled)
  • 5 oz. Apple juice
  • 2 ½ oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2½ oz. Simple syrup
  • 9 dashes pineapple & star anise bitters
  • Top with soda water to your liking
  • Ice: Crushed
  • Garnish: Strawberry slice, pineapple piece, orange slice and mint sprig

Method: 

  • Start by brewing some tea. To make the process easier, brew 4 cups of tea with 4 teapigs Marrakesh green tea with peppermint tea temples to ensure you have enough for the recipe.
  • Steep for a bit longer than you would for a cup of tea to make sure the flavour stands out – 10 minutes. Once steeped, remove tea temples and allow to chill.
  • Add all the ingredients, except the soda water, into an ice filled pitcher. Add garnish and stir until all ingredients are mixed.
  • Top with ice and soda water. Pour into a Collins glass to serve.

National Iced Tea Day June 10 Teapigs

In case you’re curious and want to know more, Teapigs was created in England by two passionate tea lovers and was introduced to Canada in 2014,  After spending years learning about (and drinking) tea, they realized there was an incredible world of quality teas out there that simply weren’t getting the attention they deserve and thus Teapigs was born!

What makes Teapigs even more unique is their tea temple – a roomy, biodegradable mesh bag that offers all the space whole leaves need to infuse properly. The best part? No need to agree on one teapigs flavour to brew, everyone can have their own individual cuppa!

We can’t wait to make these at our next backyard BBQ or girls weekend at the cottage!

ENJOY!

xo

@GracieCarroll

(contrubuted by Blair Stutz)

 

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