An easy picnic cocktail.
When thinking about the true nature of Jasmine, one thing is certain, it is delicate in both taste and aroma. The way this Jasmine green tea shines in this cocktail is with its floral nuance. When first bringing the cocktail glass to your lips, take a pause. Slowly inhale. You should notice the Jasmine right away, just behind the notes of lemon. Then, when taking your first sip, let the cocktail slide to the back of the palate for a moment. The taste of lemon will linger at the tip of your tongue, the bourbon will sit in the middle, and the Jasmine will fall towards the back of the palate giving this refreshing drink a fragrant and soft after taste. Jasmine Pearls brings ultimate sophistication to this popular whiskey drink. This cocktail is perfect for sultry summer date nights, and intimate dinner parties with friends. It can also be modified as a *mocktail* by simply removing the bourbon from the recipe to enjoy on-the-go.
JASMINE - A SOPHISTICATED, FRAGRANT TEA.
The whiskey sour is a traditional cocktail widely sold at just about any bar across the states. The taste of bourbon, sweet simple syrup, and some lemon juice make this simple cocktail an American staple. Throughout the summer, we’ve been enjoying quite a few flavorful treats in the Whistling Kettle tea catalog as we create these weekly recipes. We have even gone ahead and created this week’s recipe in a large mason jar for ease. A tea that has piqued our interest this summer is our Jasmine Pearl green tea. We recently had a request on how to best make Jasmine Pearl green tea into an iced tea - and we got curious. The name gives away the conundrum. This green tea is special due to its leaves being condensed into small, pearl-shaped balls. It is truly unique in both shape, aroma and flavor.
Throw a few pearls in your teapot and watch the magic as they unfurl. We use only the top two leaves and bud from early spring growth. These delicate, hand-rolled leaves brew a pale green infusion with the legendary jasmine aroma and taste. Our Jasmine Pearls green tea is pleasantly floral without being overpowering. Sip this refined infusion and enjoy the finer things in life.