Camellia Bramble - Tea Cocktail
We love the term lip-smackingly good when relating to food or drink and when combined with the phrase ‘nom nom nom’ it binds an expression of absolute deliciousness. How often do you hear yourself ‘nom nom noming’? Not as often as you’d like and perhaps not that often at all when sipping a drink. We’d say it’s more ‘mmm’ for a lip-smacking drink and more ‘nom nom nom’ for food but which ever way you’d prefer to express your bibulous delight, you’ll be expressing yourself after a Camellia Bramble.
What is a Camellia Bramble?
It’s a modern twist on a cocktail called a Bramble. We swap the crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur) for our Camellia Decaf Tea Liqueur and add a nuance of spice from ginger. Whilst lighter in flavour and appearance, when combined with the dash of ginger liqueur, it sublimely interlaces the tea and lemon together. The resulting cocktail is bright, refreshingly tart, with a hidden hint of spice. We suggest using a gin which is not juniper forward such as Hendricks Gin as its botanicals pair well with our Camellia Tea Liqueur.
- 50ml Camellia Decaf or Camellia Tea Liqueur
- 45ml Hendriks Gin
- 5ml Kings Ginger liqueur
- 20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Small handful of ice cubes to shake and crushed ice to serve
- Garnish with ginger slice
Cocktail Shaker - There are a number of different cocktail shakers you can use. I personally use a Cobbler Shaker which is a household favourite. Some say for novices but frankly when you have an all in one solution which is made of stainless steel, it’s my go to cocktail shaker. It has a built in strainer and a cap which can be used as a jigger (the cap is a standard 1oz/30ml size). The two other cocktail shakers to consider are Boston and French/Parisian, each with their individual pros and cons. The Boston shaker for example is the go to shaker for bars, restaurants and mixologists, which requires a little more technique.
Jigger - Bartending tool/dual ended cup for measuring spirits that is normally dual ended (50ml/25ml).
Bar spoon - Long-handled spoon used for mixing and layering drinks. Its length ensures that it can reach the bottom of the tallest jug or tumbler to mix ingredients directly in the glass. Some bar spoons have a 5ml spoon for smaller measures and a disc end for light muddling.
Serving glass - Old fashioned glass. Other names are rocks glass/lowball glass. Essentially they are a short tumbler used for spirits, neat or with ice.
Add the gin, lemon juice and ginger liqueur into a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Half fill an old fashioned glass with crushed ice and double strain. Slowly pour the tea liqueur on top of the drink and garnish with a ginger slice.
Origin of Camellia Bramble - 2023
Designed for theatrics and served on extraordinary occasions by our founder Jason Stephenson, Spring 2023. Approved and loved by all our guests and customers.