Bottoms Up — August 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Argo Tea, Not Just a Porch-friendly Beverage

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Iced tea, generally thought of as a low-calorie alternative to water (according to girls “watching their sugar” everywhere), has reinvented itself as the perfect cocktail mixer.

Argo Tea, generally known for its commitment to local and sustainable tea production, has teamed up with several note-worthy spirit companies to create some truly excellent cocktails. Raising brand awareness while providing a low-calorie alternative to sugary mixers is always a great idea, and these boozy tea collaborations are the perfect way to celebrate summer.

Here are some of the collaborations we got to sample at the aperitif-focused Commissioner’s Bar at Pier A. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Porching

Porching

An homage to Southern living, this drink utilizes the below ingredients to create the perfect way to relax after a hot summer day.

1.5 oz Templeton Rye
2.5 oz Argo Carolina Honey Tea
.5 oz Demerara Syrup
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters

Shake all ingredients gently over ice and strain over fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Amaro Sbagliato

Amaro Sbagliato

The use of amaro here renders the drink a bit bitter, but this herbaceous cocktail is topped off with Prosecco to balance out the bold flavors.

1 oz Carpano Antica
1 oz Fernet Branca
.5 oz Argo Hibiscus Cherry Tea
1.5 oz Stella Rosa

Stir first 3 ingredients and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with the chilled Stella Rose. Garnish with an expressed lemon twist.

T-Funk

T-Funk

If your palette runs on the sweet side, this blend of  cachaça and Argo Green Tea Ginger gives you an exotic taste of the islands with a cocktail that is both citrusy and sweet.

1.5 oz Novo Fogo Cachaca
.5 oz Passionfruit Syrup
.5oz Lime Juice
1 oz Argo Green Tea Ginger Twist
.5 oz Sauvignon Blanc

Shake all ingredients vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a star fruit slice.

You can find the entire line of Argo bottle drinks here: https://www.argotea.com/collections/bottled-tea-drinks.

Twisted Talk: What do you mix your drinks with? Do you incorporate tea into your cocktails? Discuss below!

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