Tocktails is the name of the new summer drink for 2023: it is a combination of tea and cocktails. Find out here how you can easily prepare this refreshing drink.
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A particularly surprising cocktail trend awaits us this summer that we probably didn’t expect: tocktails, i.e. cocktails based on tea. Here, juices are simply replaced with the desired type of tea, made up with water and then mixed with the appropriate ingredients such as gin, syrup, etc.
That may sound a bit strange at first, but the practical helpers and at the latest the delicious recipe ideas that we present to you below will definitely convince you. The tocktail trend has also caught on on TikTok.
Summer drink 2023: With tea for a variety of cocktails
Tocktails: This is how easy it is to make the trend drink based on tea
Recipe for a summery-fresh toctail
You need this:
- ice cubes
- 150 ml tea of your choice, in this case Earl Gray tea is recommended
- 3cl gin
- 2 cl lemon juice
- 2 cl sugar syrup (can also be replaced with fruit syrup or similar if you like)
Optional for garnish:
- Lemon peel
This is how the perfect tocktail succeeds:
The great thing about toctails is that you have plenty of room for creativity and experimentation. With various additives such as syrups or fruit purees, but also juices, you can refine your tocktail individually and prepare it according to your taste. The basis remains the same, because you always need a good amount of tea at the beginning, whether it’s Earl Grey, peppermint or fruit tea.
- Before we mix the toctail, we have to make our tea. Only when this has cooled down to some extent do we start with the actual preparation of our tocktail.
A notice: As can be seen in the TikTok above, you can also brew the tea directly with gin instead of water.
- At the beginning we first fill a few ice cubes in a glass.
- Now we either stir the ingredients directly in our glass or mix them in a cocktail shaker. The latter is recommended, since all the components are really thoroughly mixed.
- In the glass or in the shaker we first fill the tea and fill it up with the gin, the lemon juice and a syrup of your choice. The best way to do this is with a cl measuring cup.
- If you like, you can now add fruit puree or a fruit juice of your choice, e.g. B. half a passion fruit or a little cherry juice.
- Finally, shake everything thoroughly in the cocktail shaker and pour the mixture through the shaker’s strainer into the glass filled with ice cubes, or mix all the ingredients directly in the glass with a long spoon.
- Depending on your preference, you can now garnish your toctail with lemon peel, lavender or thyme sticks.
Tip: We can use the kettle to prepare our tea, but a capsule machine for tea preparation could also be worthwhile, especially for passionate tea drinkers. Instead of coffee, tea capsules are used here to create tea at the push of a button.
Twinings Earl Gray loose tea
Prepare tea quickly and easily with tea capsule machines
To make it easier for you to prepare your cocktail or if you are just a passionate tea drinker, tea capsule machines are the perfect solution because they offer tea at the touch of a button and save you the hassle of preparing with the kettle.
Premium product: Avoury tea capsule machine
For example, the tea capsule machine from Avoury in an elegant design made of cream and copper, which revolutionizes tea preparation. Because here the machine uses the code of the respective tea capsules to recognize the ideal brewing time, water temperature, quantity and hardness in order to prepare your tea in the best possible way. The great thing about this: Not only can you choose from 40 different types of tea, but you can also operate your machine via an app and use your mobile phone to prepare tea or clean the machine.
AVOURY black tea capsules
Price tip: Tea capsule machine from TEALOUNGE
The tea capsule machine from TEALOUNGE also offers easy tea preparation. Different types of tea can be prepared in this way, with the machine being ready for use in 20 seconds and offering a faster brewing time. In addition, the amount of water can be adjusted as desired. The capsule machine comes with 20 capsules.
TEEKANNE TEALOUNGE capsule machine
TEEKANNE TEALOUNGE sample mix
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