Crafted for: Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal after-party (Nov 17)
“And she feeds you tea and oranges
that come all the way from China”
Inspired by Leonard Cohen’s track Suzanne, this cocktail is variation of a Bourbon Sidecar. Lapsang Souchong tea lends a nice smokiness to bourbon. Meyer lemons combine the bracing acidity of lemon with the unique flavour of mandarin oranges. Enjoy!
Tea & Oranges
1 ¼ oz Bourbon
¼ oz Cointreau
1 oz Meyer Lemon Juice
¾ Lapsang Souchong tea syrup
Orange twist to garnish
Pour bourbon, Cointreau, meyer lemon juice and tea syrup into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the cocktail the cocktail is well chilled and mixed. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with orange bitters and garnish with an orange twist.
Lapsang Souchong Tea Syrup
1 cup superfine sugar
1 cup Lapsang Souchong Tea
Make a cup of Lapsang Souchong tea. While the tea is still hot dissolve one cup of sugar into tea. Cool and funnel into a bottle. Syrup will keep up to a month in the refrigerator.
Created By: Jay Jordan, Resident Spirit Expert, Cascadia Liquor