Pear & Red Oolong Vodka Martini

Recipe and photo by Anna Ye of Anna Ye Tea.

Anna Ye Tea is a specialty Vietnamese tea company based in Queens, New York– proudly importing and sourcing exclusively high quality loose leaf teas from Việt Nam.

A cocktail made with oolong tea, pear, and ginger is set on a green emerald backdrop.

This recipe is created by Anna Ye who’s behind Anna Ye Tea (AYT) - a brand that sources and highlights premium single-origin Vietnamese teas. Who knew Red Oolong and Sparrow Ginger would make a perfect pairing for this fall appropriate tea cocktail! It’s a creamy and aromatic drink that is perfectly balanced with the sweetness from pear and roasted oolong tea. Switch out the vodka for club soda for an equally delicious non-alcoholic drink.


4 oz Red Oolong tea concentrate
2 oz Red Oolong-infused vodka
1.5 oz pear + Sparrow Ginger simple syrup
A dash of yuzu juice, preferably (or lemon juice)
Optional: a thin slice of your favorite pear for garnish


makes ~25 cocktails

1 bottle of vodka
10g Red Oolong tea


makes 2 cups or ~10 cocktails

2 pears, sliced (we recommend a mix of Bosc and Bartlett pears)
1 cup sugar (we prefer cane sugar)
1 cup water
1 stick of cinnamon
2 teaspoons Sparrow Ginger

Notes from Anna: 

The syrup should last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. We also love adding the syrup into a glass with ice and topping it off with club soda instead of vodka for a very tasty non-alcoholic drink!

After straining out the syrup, we highly recommend reserving the pears for other uses because it'd be such a waste to not. The pears are so delicious over yogurt, ice cream, or muddled into other beverages!

Vân Vân in use

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