Tea cocktails are the new toast of the spirits world.
High tea meets happy hour with these English- inspired, tea-based tipples—and you don’t have to hop the pond to find them.
At newly opened Rabbit in the Moon (New York, N. Y., 212.473.2800), an English lodge-inspired townhouse located in Manhattan’s West Village, imbibers can sip Earl Grey tea-infused martinis and snack on shepherd’s pie.
At Hatfield’s in Los Angeles, Calif., the “Uncle Jerry’s Log Cabin” cocktail mixes Earl Grey-infused rye and maple syrup—along with a splash of lemon—to refreshing effect. hatfieldsrestaurant. com.
Rum punch gets a restorative twistwith the addition of Earl Grey tea at the sleek , marble-topped seafood bar, Oceana, near Rockefeller Center in New York, N. Y. livanosrestaurantgroup.com.
A flavorful blend of red fruit tea, four liquors and a splash of soda form the “LCIT”, (short for La Cienega Iced Tea), reviving Angelenos at the upscale Tres by José Andrés restaurant at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. slshotels.com.
The “High Tea” cocktail at Tableau and B Bar inside the Wynn Las Vegas combines the limited-release Absolut Boston vodka (infused with black tea and elderflower) with thinly sliced long English cucumbers and rose nectar (pictured). wynnlasvegas.com.
Partygoers at mur.mur in Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel pep up with the “Oranje Eclipse” cocktail, made with Ketel One Oranje vodka, Jasmin Pearl Blossom green tea, St. Germain liqueur and lemon juice. theborgata.com.
Nob Hill diners sip on the “Red Tea Manhattan” at Masa’s Restaurant in San Francisco, made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon infused with red vanilla Bourbon tea, Cointreau and chocolate bitters. masasrestaurant. com.