Jay's Recipe: Tea & Oranges Cocktail

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”
–Leonard Cohen

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 Bitters 
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.

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Created By: Jay Jordan, Resident Spirit Expert, Cascadia Liquor