Friday, 30 January 2009

Istanbul Iced Tea

I was flicking through the new edition of Gourmet Traveller tonight and came across the recipe for a cocktail called the Istanbul Iced Tea (on page 24). The drink is from The Victoria Room in Sydney. It's exactly what I'd like to be drinking on a hot, sticky Brisbane summer night (and pretty easy to make). Here's the drill:

Muddle a handful of cucumber pieces in the bottom of a shaker or mixing glass.

Half-fill the shaker with ice and pour in 40ml of Plymouth gin, 20ml of St Germain elderflower liqueur, 15 ml of lemon juice and 40ml of Turkish apple tea (which you'll have had the forethought to make up and chill ahead of time).

Give it a good shake, then strain it onto a tall ice-filled glass, garnish with an orchid blossom if you're feeling exotic, and serve without delay.

I think it would be impossible to stop at just one...

4 comments:

Sarah said...

That sounds pretty good... any idea where you'd get hold of elderflower liqueur in Brisbane though, or is it a buy-online thing?

food bling, Brisbane said...

That's exactly the question I was wondering. I haven't really looked for it yet, but if I come across any, I'll post it up. Dan Murphys might have it. Otherwise you could substitute elderflower cordial, which is a bit more available (but less alcoholic)

Vj , Messy, Ned, Jacko,Veej said...

Yep, sounds delish- well, except for the iced bit for those of us living in London (without heating!) at the moment. I may have to try this instead of Pimms if we get a summer this year.

iamhausfrau said...

Wow! Sounds great. I'll marked to try this weekend. Hopefully the weather cooperates and give us a nice sunny day for it.