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
• 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.