These back-to-back long weekends always feel like the pinnacle of summer. With sun-soaked days dotted between what seems like an unusual amount of rain, we're making the most of dining al-fresco by conjuring up all kinds of unique and interesting drinks to match.
To follow on from our recent journal post featuring everything we love about cold brewing, we're delighted to share three mocktails that are just as beautiful as they are thirst-quenching. Infused organic tea, fragrant herbs, and freshly sliced citrus act as our star ingredients; plus, they couldn't be easier to make!
Virgin Blood Orange Negroni
The bittersweet profile of tonic water perfectly compliments the zesty and refreshing blood orange tea in this simple, subtler version of the classic Negroni.
Step 2: Fill a short glass with ice, then add 1 part iced blood orange tea to 2 parts tonic water.
Step 3: Garnish with orange peel for an extra flourish.
Virgin Pineapple Mojito
A sweet and fruity cocktail that truly tastes like summer. Despite being alcohol-free, this fragrant mojito still feels fancy enough for a special occasion. Have friends coming over for dinner? Make up a large pitcher to place in the middle of your table.
Step 2: In a tall glass, squeeze the juice from two wedges of lime or lemon (and then throw them in). Add a tsp of sugar, and 4-6 mint leaves, then muddle until fragrant.
Step 3: Fill half the glass with ice, then top with 1 part pineapple iced tea and 2 parts soda water.
Chamomile tea is paired with lemonade to create this incredibly sippable and bubbly spritz. Delicately sweet and refreshing, it's almost too easy to drink! We served ours with a sprig of rosemary, thyme or basil would also be lovely.
Step 2: Pop 1-2 ice cubes in a champagne glass, then add 1 part cold brew chamomile tea to 1 part lemonade.
Step 3: Decorate with a sprig of rosemary.
We'd love to hear if you try out any of these recipes at home. Please tag us on Instagram by using the tag @websters.tea.
Are you feeling inspired to conjure up your tea-infused summer drink? Browse our delicious and colourful range of teas and accessories here.