Yunnan Red Iced Tea - a cocktail
Recipe type: cocktail
Serves: 2
  • 1 tsp looseleaf Yunnan Red tea leaves
  • 400ml lukewarm water
  • 3 stalks of lemongrass
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 2 shots Johnnie Walker Red Label
  • 200ml ginger ale
  • sliced cucumber & ice
How to make it
  1. You will need to start this recipe the day before.
  2. On the first day, put one teaspoon of loose leaf Yunnan Red tea into a glass jar or plunger. Add 400ml lukewarm water (it should be just a little warm to touch). Leave it to steep overnight and strain the liquid from the tea leaves in the morning, reserving the tea leaves.
  3. Next we make the syrup. Crush the lemongrass by giving it a good bash about with a mallet or the end of a knife before putting it in a saucepan. Add the kaffir lime leaves, vanilla bean, sugar and 250ml water. Heat, stirring until all of the sugar has dissolved then transfer the entire mixture to a jar. Put a lid on the jar and leave to steep overnight.
  4. To assemble the cocktail the next day, place 1 shot of the lemongrass syrup, 3 shots of tea and 2 shots of Johnnie Walker Red Label in a jug or shaker.Stir well before adding the ginger ale and briefly stirring again.
  5. Fill two glasses with ice and cucumber and pour the cocktail over the top to serve.
Recipe by onebitemore at