This delicious and refreshing twist on a traditional cocktail makes for a great summer afternoon treat.
A Tom Collins usually involves gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and soda. We've given the sugar syrup a flavour upgrade with the herbaceous flavours of green tea - a wonderful complement to our Strange Nature Gin.
Green tea syrup (recipe below)
Lemon to garnish
Highball glasses to serve
Put ice into a highball glass.
Add 45ml of Strange Nature Gin and 15ml of Green Tea Syrup.
Top with Soda and garnish with a slice of lemon. Easy!
TO MAKE GREEN TEA SYRUP
Green tea syrup can be store-bought or made easily at home. You'll want to do this a little ahead of time so it can cool. Any leftover syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Steep two green tea bags in one cup of boiling water for 5 minutes.
Discard the tea bags and mix in one cup of sugar.
Stir until dissolved, then let cool.
If you're making more syrup, remember to use equal parts sugar and water. You can make the syrup more or less concentrated with the number of teabags you use.