Holiday Cheer Mocktail

This year the holiday season looks a little different for everyone. Work parties are being held via Zoom, presents are being exchanged long-distance, and everyone's circle is a little bit smaller. But even as the year comes to a close and the world faces an uncertain future, we see these unprecedented times as an opportunity to reflect on our blessings and create new traditions; what better way to do that than with a cup of holiday tea? 

Being stuck in our own houses this year has inspired us to come up with some tasty  tea-based mocktail recipes that are delectable additions to your holiday season. 

Holiday Cheer Mocktail (above)

Holiday Cheer 

Pictured above, this enticing cranberry spice mocktail offers a tart and sweet option with a hints of orange. This drink is perfect for singing carols and fireside chats. 

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  • Using a steeper or Ingenuitea, steep tisane mixture in boiling water (212°F/100°C) for 5 minutes. 
  • Fill a rocks glass with ice
  • Pour concentrated infusion over ice (Tea to water ratio ensures that your drink is the perfect dilution, a practice perfected in our stores)
  • Add vanilla syrup and stir
  • Garnish with an orange slice 

 Dublin Fog Mocktail

Dublin Fog

An Irish twist on the popular London Fog tea latte, this creamy mocktail can be enjoyed hot or over ice. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Earl Grey Starlight
  • 16 ounces water
  • 1.5 tablespoons Monin Irish Cream flavor 
  • Milk or milk substitute to taste
  • **Substitute an Irish Cream liqueur for an adult version**

 Directions: 

  • Steep Earl Grey Starlight in boiling water (212°F/100°C) for 4-5 minutes depending on preference. Longer steep time will result in a stronger signature Earl Grey citrus flavor. (We recommend using an Ingenuitea for easiest drink construction but you can also brew this concentrate using tea sacs or a steeper.)
  • Strain/pour concentrate over a pint glass full of ice. 
  • Stir in flavor and milk or milk substitute

For a hot version of this drink, follow the recipe for our London Fog Latte and substitute the Irish Cream flavor.

 Non-Alcoholic Coquito

Non-Alcoholic Coquito

Inspired by a Puerto Rican holiday drink similar to eggnog, this coconut cinnamon mocktail is sure to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. Our creation is  mildly caffeinated and best enjoyed over ice.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons Tropical Coconut 
  • 1 tablespoon Gaucho
  • 16 ounces water
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened and condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • **Add a shot of rum for an adult version**

Directions: 

  • Steep Tropical Coconut and Gaucho in 190°F/87°C water for 5 minutes
  • In a pint glass combine honey, sweetened and condensed milk, and cinnamon. (Pour a little of the steeping tea over over the ingredients to make it easier to combine)
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Strain tea concentrate over ice and stir to blend
  • Add milk or milk substitute to taste
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick 

 

Keep an eye out for more recipes from our Sencha team! 

December 23, 2020 — Sencha Tea Bar