Monday, August 25, 2014

Butiki After Hours: Hello Sweetie TeaTini

Spice up any party with a Hello Sweetie TeaTini.  The lively coconut and creamy banana flavors pair well with the toffee, caramel, chocolate, and praline notes making this tea the ultimate desert martini.  The recipe below presents a perfect balance of sweetness and alcohol so that the drink does not become sickeningly sweet; however, feel free to add more sugar if you prefer not to taste the alcohol.    

These martinis were a huge success at our last celebration.  A friend of ours, who owns Vox Vapes, was in town for a visit.  Be sure to check out his ebay store: Vox Vapes if you have any interest in quality vape devices.  


  * 3 teaspoons of our Hello Sweetie tea
  * 1 tablespoon brown crystal sugar
  * 2 oz top shelf vodka (we prefer Ketel One)
  * Dried Coconut for garnish (optional)

   Makes 1 TeaTini

Brew the tea.  Infuse the tea and brown crystal sugar into 4oz of boiling water and steep for 4 minutes.  Make sure the sugar is fully dissolved.  Stirring the tea frequently will help melt the sugar.  The tea leaves can be saved to make another cup of tea.

Mix the drink.  In a shaker, shake the vodka, ice, and brewed tea.  Pour the mixture into a martini glass.

Garnish. Top with some dried coconut as a garnish. 

Enjoy!  We hope you have as much fun testing out this recipe as we did!