Metropolitan Black Tea Margarita

Meet the chicest margarita on the block. Black tea with plum, bergamot and clove give tequila a sophisticated spin. Blended with black summer fruit, this black margarita is just the thing to beat the heat.

Makes 1 drink
Prep time: 2 hours for tea concentrate and tequila infusion


  • 2 ounces Metropolitan double concentrate
  • 2 ounces Metropolitan infused silver tequila
  • 2 ounces sour mix
  • 3 ounces simple syrup
  • ¼ cup frozen cherries or blackberries
  • ½ cup ice


  • Make Metropolitan tea double concentrate
  • Infuse tequila with Metropolitan tea
  • Make Sour Mix
  • Add ingredients in a blender
  • Blend until cold and frothy
  • Pour into a rocks glass with a salted rim
  • Garnish with a lime wheel
  • Enjoy!

Tea Concentrate Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (7 grams) Metropolitan tea
  • 10 ounces water

Tea Concentrate Preparation

  • Infuse 2 tablespoons Metropolitan tea with 10 ounces 212°F water for 5 minutes
  • Strain and cool to room temperature 
  • Refrigeration causes cloudy tea

Makes 10 ounces Metropolitan tea concentrate.

Infused Tequila Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (3.5 grams) Metropolitan tea
  • 4 ounces of silver tequila

Infused Tequila Preparation

  • In a glass container, add 1 tablespoon Metropolitan tea to 4 ounces of silver tequila
  • Infuse for 2 hours, stirring or shaking every 30 minutes
  • Remove tea from tequila by pouring it into a glass through a fine mesh strainer

Makes 4 ounces of Metropolitan-Infused Tequila

Sour Mix Recipe

  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 ounces simple syrup

Sour Mix Preparation

  • Remove pulp from the juice by straining through a fine mesh strainer. 
  • Stir together all ingredients. 

Makes 12 ounces sour mix.

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August Uncommon Tea - June 15, 2020

Diann, all the ingredients can be pre-infused. Brewed tea is perishable and should be consumed within 24 hours, but infused spirits keep indefinitely. Thank you!

Diann - June 15, 2020

What if I’d want to serve the tea to about 5 people x 2 drinks each … that’s a lot of infusion. How much can be pre-infused?

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