Virtuoso Life - November/December 2017 - 61
souchong-infused tequila and offers an Earl
Grey martini, the Bassoon bar at the Corinthia Hotel London serves an English tea
punch, and Rudolph's Bar & Tea in Los Angeles stirs up a tea-infused G&T in a teapot
(one of ten tea cocktails on the menu).
"With tea, the taste of your cocktail can
go many ways: smoky, floral, savory, or umami. I think it's perfect for mixing drinks,"
says Elad Zvi, cofounder of Rudolph's. We'll
raise a teacup to that.
ABSOLUT ELYX, $35
Origin: Åhus, Sweden
Distilled from: Single-estate winter wheat
BARR HILL VODKA, $60
Origin: Hardwick, Vermont
Distilled from: Raw local honey
The London Edition's Punch Room has more
than two dozen tea punches on the menu. The
hotel serves them in shareable bowls; here,
they've adapted the recipe for a single serving.
1 ½ ounces brewed and cooled
2 ounces vodka (The London Edition
uses Absolut Elyx)
½ ounce pine syrup (such as Dram Apothecary's version)
½ ounce lime juice
1 ounce manzanilla sherry
Lime wheel and pine sprig, for garnish
Mix all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Stir and
strain into a punch glass. Garnish with the lime
wheel and pine sprig.
KOSKENKORVA VODKA, $25
Origin: Koskenkorva, Finland
Distilled from: Finnish barley
VAPID VODKA, $38
Origin: Los Angeles, California
Distilled from: Clementines
BLACK COW VODKA, $35
Origin: West Dorset, England
Distilled from: Milk (Yes, really.)
TEATIME TRAPPINGS, UPDATED
Burleigh Pottery of Stoke-on-Trent, England, is
the only ceramics maker in the world to create
its patterns with a painstaking tissue-transfer
printing from hand-engraved copper plates.
This year, Burleigh put a contemporary spin
on the classic Regal Peacock pattern (shown
here), releasing it in bold black and white instead of traditional blue. burleigh.co.uk.
If BLEED, make it fit and center in
the DARK GRAY BOX.
Ads should have been designed
with bleed on all sides for balance
If NON-BLEED, make it fit and centered in the LIGHT GRAY BOX.
There are NO FOLIOS
for 1/2-page ad pages.
Tea teasers: Vodka options
for tea punches.
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