Get ready to enchant your taste buds with a bewitching concoction that's perfect for Halloween night - the Witches' Brew Tea Cocktail. This spooky libation combines the comforting warmth of black tea with the eerie allure of dark rum and orange liqueur, creating a drink that's as mysterious as it is delicious. Whether you're hosting a haunted gathering or simply seeking a delightful treat to accompany your Halloween festivities, this hauntingly good tea cocktail is sure to cast a spell on your guests.
With a touch of lemon and a splash of simple syrup, it strikes the ideal balance between sweet and citrusy, while a drop of black food coloring adds a sinister edge. Garnished with an orange slice and plump blackberries, this drink is as visually enticing as it is flavorful. So, summon your inner mixologist and prepare to delight in the magic of this Witches' Brew Tea Cocktail on a night when enchantment reigns supreme.
- 2 oz Fog Horn Grey artisan loose leaf tea
- 1 oz dark rum
- 1 oz orange liqueur (e.g., Triple Sec)
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled)
- 1-2 drops black food coloring (optional)
- Ice cubes
- Orange slice and blackberries for garnish
- Dry ice (for a spooky effect, optional)
Start by brewing the black tea and allowing it to cool to room temperature.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the cooled black tea, dark rum, orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup. You can add a drop or two of black food coloring if you want a darker, spookier look.
Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously to chill the mixture.
Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass filled with ice.
If you want to add a spooky, smoky effect, you can carefully add a small piece of dry ice to the glass. Make sure to handle dry ice with care and follow safety guidelines, and never ingest it directly.
Garnish your Witches' Brew Tea Cocktail with an orange slice and a couple of blackberries on a cocktail pick for a creepy and delicious look.
Enjoy your spooky Halloween tea cocktail responsibly!
Please note that dry ice should be handled with care and never ingested. It should also be used in a well-ventilated area, and you should follow all safety guidelines when working with it.