Rubenstein Law Recipes: Tea & Poets Blood Orange Basil Tea
When we asked our friends at Tea & Poets to recommend a Florida-friendly beverage, co-owner Joaquin Ortiz graciously provided us with the recipe to one of his own creations.
The popular tea room in the heart of South Miami is known for its innovative “tea cocktails.” Reminiscent of Wynwood venues, it also offers locally-made treats and handcrafted gift items. As the name implies, Tea & Poets celebrates all things poetry via open mic nights. One can shop, sip tea and listen to performances at the same time.
Thank you, Joaquin, for sharing this great recipe with us!
Tea & Poets Orange Basil Tea
For each 12 ounce glass of tea*:
Fill tin cocktail shaker with ice and 3 basil leaves.
Shake tin cup to crush basil leaves.
Add 1/2 ounce lemon juice
Add 2 1/2 ounces white cane sugar syrup
add 1 oz blood orange bitters
Fill cup to top with English Breakfast Tea
To make a more "festive" recipe, add 1.5 oz gin or bourbon
*For hot tea, rip basil leaves and steep with tea bags
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Note: Always remember to drink responsibly. Rubenstein Law does not condone underage drinking, nor driving under the influence.