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Russian Picnic

Spice up your summer with this strapping black tea cocktail. We muddled fresh blackberries with Civil Disobedience smoky cardamom tea and added a dose of vodka. This is a must for lovers of fresh blackberries. It’s also a lovely summer drink for fans of scotch and smoke. Pack it in a growler for a gourmet picnic.

Recipe is for 1 drink
Tea concentrate makes enough for 2 drinks
Allow 1 hour for tea concentrate


  • 2 tablespoonsCivil Disobedience tea
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1.5 teaspoons turbinado or brown sugar
  • 6-8 blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • a sprig of rosemary (optional)


  • Infuse 2 tablespoons Civil Disobedience tea with 10 ounces 212°F water for 5 minutes. Strain and cool to room temperature. Refrigeration causes cloudy tea.
  • If making 2 drinks, double the amount of all ingredients.
  • In a highball glass, muddle together sugar and berries.
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Add 6 ounces Civil Disobedience concentrate and 2 ounces vodka.
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
  • Enjoy!

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