Why Tea Is so fantastic for Mocktails
Tea can help add a little touch of bitterness with a little astringency to any mocktail. It is also a great way to add layers and layers of flavor and by steeping your tea bags into your mocktail syrup it helps eliminate the necessity to add more liquid which could dilute the flavor even more .
The Trick to a Good Mocktail ?
You should keep in mind the viscosity, alcohol has a certain weight on your tongue and is very tangible different in the way it feels in your mouth. But how long do you put the tea in for ? well if you use a open tea bag so you can use loose leaf tea and then take it out without any fuss , its great !
We recommended brew times for the tea in a mocktail of around 5 minutes which gives a great concentration of flavors !
But won't the the longer you steep the tea make the mocktail bitter ? yes a little but well that way the mocktail is definitely a sipper and will last a lot longer and feel like a real cocktail.
so here's Mrs Doyle's fav Mocktail for the start of the summer and how to make it ..
Earl Grey Mocktail !
How to make a Earl Grey Mocktail ?
Fill a big glass with crushed ice, then pour in 3/4 ounce of Mrs Doyle's royal earl grey tea , 1/2 ounce lemon juice, add 3-4 ounces tonic water and stir it up nice and slow and sit back and enjoy with friends in the garden !