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Orchid Vanilla Collins

Tenzin Samdo
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A twist on the classic Collins, this spicy vodka and grapefruit cocktail comes alive with a hint of vanilla tea.

Orchid Vanilla Collins

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tea Forté Orchid Vanilla infusers or 2 tablespoons loose tea
  • 6 oz vodka
  • 2 tablespoons near boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 slices fresh jalapeño
  • 1 tablespoon Aperol
  • 4 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 sprig of mint

Directions

  1. For the tea-infused vodka: Pour 6 oz vodka and contents of 1 pyramid infuser (or 2 tablespoons of loose tea) into a french press.
  2. Steep for 6 minutes or longer for more aroma.
  3. Press the handle down to finish the infusion.
  4. For the honey syrup: Combine 2 tablespoons of near boiling water and 2 tablespoons of honey.
  5. Stir vigorously to dilute honey.
  6. For the cocktail: Place 2 jalapeño slices in a shaker and muddle.
  7. Pour in 2oz of the tea-infused vodka, 1 tablespoon of honey syrup, Aperol, and grapefruit juice into the shaker and fill with ice.
  8. Shake vigorously and strain into a Collins glass full of ice.
  9. Garnish with the remaining slice of jalapeño and mint sprig.
  10. Save the remaining tea-infused vodka for additional cocktails.
Yields: 1 cocktail
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