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Arabesque Green Tea Margarita


An orange, vanilla tequila dream come true. Intense vanilla, orange, and a hint of grassy green tea turn the classic margarita into a sophisticated drink. Arabesque green tea gives depth and intrigue to summer’s most popular cocktail. Perfect for a fancy summer BBQ.

Recipe is for 1 drink. 
Tea-infused tequila, tea concentrate and sour mix recipe make enough for 2 drinks.
Allow 1 hour for tequila infusion and tea concentrate.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (7 grams) Arabesque tea
  • 10 oz water
  • 1 tablespoon (3.5 grams) Arabesque tea
  • 5 oz silver tequila*
  • 4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • 4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 7 oz simple syrup 
  • Optional: orange slice for garnish

Preparation

  • Infuse 2 tablespoons of Arabesque tea with 10 oz 176º water for 5 minutes. Strain and cool to room temperature. Makes 10 oz Arabesque double concentrate. Refrigeration causes cloudy tea.
  • In a glass container, add 1 tablespoon Arabesque tea to 5 oz of tequila. Infuse for 1 hour, stirring or shaking every 30 minutes. Strain tequila through a fine mesh strainer into a glass. 
  • Squeeze 4 oz of lime juice and 4 oz of lemon juice. Remove pulp by straining through a fine mesh strainer. Stir together both juices and 4 oz simple syrup in a glass. Makes 12 oz sour mix. 
  • If making 2 drinks, double the amount of all ingredients.
  • In a shaker, add 2 oz Arabesque-infused tequila, 2 oz Arabesque tea concentrate, 3 oz of simple syrup, and 2 oz of sour mix. Shake until cold and frothy.
  • Salt the rim of two rocks glass. Pour the drinks over ice.
  • Garnish with an orange slice.

*Makes 4 ounces of Arabesque-Infused tequila.

You will lose 0.5-1 ounce of liquid in the infusion process from tea leaf absorption.

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