Whiskey sour mocktail

Enjoy this delicious non-alcohol tipple made with Assam tea

You don’t have to be committed to absolute abstinence or a dry January to enjoy this delicious non-alcoholic take on a whiskey sour. Made with Assam tea leaf, the infusion has a strong character with woody, caramel notes – so you might just trick the senses that you’re tucking into the real thing…


For the infusion:

• 1 tsp Assam tea leaves

• ¼ tsp vanilla extract

The rest:

• 25ml lemon juice

• ½ egg white

• Sugar syrup to taste 


To make the tea infusion, pop the tea leaves into a jug and then add 150ml of boiling water, stir and then strain through a fine mesh sieve into a second heatproof jug. Add the vanilla and leave to cool.

Pour 50ml of the cooled tea infusion into a cocktail shaker, add the lemon juice, egg white, sugar syrup and a handful of ice and shake vigorously.

Strain into an ice-filled tumbler, then garnish with a slice of lemon and a cocktail cherry to serve.