Townshend's Tea Spirits - Thursday, March 15, 4:30-6:30 PM
Steaped in the experience of making tea for years before bringing about a distillery, the folks behind Townshend's really know how to brew up some flavorful spirits. Every part of their tea liqueurs, amaros and spirits is made from scratch and in-house. Their unique take on a variety of tea flavors and their confidence of bringing new flavors to traditional recipes (like the continent bridging take on an Italian amaro) has made them some of our favorites when it comes to brainstorming new cocktails.
Fancy a spot, a dram, a dash (honestly, we don't know the proper term for such a category defying family of bottles)? Stop by this Thursday between 4:30 and 6:30 as we taste a few of their offerings and scroll down for some tea time cocktail ideas:
Cap-tea-vated? Tea-tea-lated? We've tea-ed up two cocktails to fill your cup.
Ol' Smoke n' Leaf
This simple cocktail is a smoky tea take on an Old Fashioned. Both the whiskey and the liqueur use the smokey lapsang souchong tea to get their flavors, making for a very different type of a smokey whiskey cocktail.
Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain over a large ice cube. Garnish with lemon peel.
Winter Tea Time
Combining ingredients and flavors from all over the globe, this scotch based cocktail is big on herbal as well as more delicate tea and bergamot flavors.
Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into your coziest glassware. Express oil from orange peel and garnish.
Interested in more tastings? See what we are pouring and when here.