Blueberry Tea

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Blueberry Tea

The Blueberry Tea is a cocktail made from tea and liqueurs. It is served hot, and could be considered a variant on the hot toddy. Its name derives from its fruity taste, which some compare to blueberries.

Preparation[edit]

Blueberry Tea is usually served in a brandy snifter, to concentrate and hold the alcohol fumes released by the tea's heat. Ingredients are typically[1]

Preparation is simple -- Add both liqueurs to the snifter and then fill with hot tea to taste. Swaddle the brandy snifter in serviettes or a cloth to protect the hands. Some suggest a sugared rim, or adding sugar to the tea, or a lemon garnish.

Variations[edit]

  • Blueberry Tea, made with Earl Grey tea instead of Orange pekoe.[2]
  • Blueberry Tea, an alternate version made with actual blueberry fruit tea or other herbal tea, and less Grand Marnier[3][4]
  • Full Moon #2, Blueberry Tea without the tea[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classic Blueberry Tea recipe
  2. ^ Blueberry Tea recipe using Earl Grey tea
  3. ^ Blueberry Tea recipe using herbal tea
  4. ^ Blueberry Tea recipe using actual blueberry tea Archived October 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Full Moon recipe using Amaretto and Grand Marnier in a snifter, sans tea

See also[edit]