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
RED OOLONG-INFUSED VODKA
makes ~25 cocktails
1 bottle of vodka
10g Red Oolong tea
PEAR + SPARROW GINGER SIMPLE SYRUP
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!