Inspired by a cup of Jasmine Green Tea, we delved into finding an application for Jasmine in a cocktail. Deciding to keep things simple, this creation plays a variation on an old classic. Sometimes you can flavor a cocktail by altering its base and this brought us to infusing Gin with Jasmine instead of the obvious use of prepared tea. The steeping of Jasmine Tea in Gin is easy and mighty good when it is finished. We steeped 6 Jasmine-Green Tea Bags in ½ Liter of London Dry Gin (Roughly 15 Ounces) for 3 Hours. The Gin came out beautifully tanned with a high note of Jasmine above the Juniper. I imagine those who are squeamish about Gin might find similar satisfaction in steeping Jasmine in Vodka but the botanicals in Gin work perfectly. With this well steeped Gin we created the following:
In a Shaker Glass Filled with Ice Pour
- 1 ½ Ounces of Jasmine-Infused Gin (we used Boodles)
- The Juice of One Lemon
- The Juice of One Lime
- 1 Ounce of Simple Syrup
Shake Like Crazy and Pour the Whole Into Your Favorite Tall Glass. Top with Club Soda. Garnish with a Lemon/Lime or Jasmine Flower.
The Jasmine Tea flavor REALLY shows through when mixed with the Gin and Citrus. If you love Jasmine Tea this is the cocktail for you. It is refreshing and has a bit of tannin from the green tea that is quite unique in a cocktail.