Valentina and I had a great couple of evenings deliberating over the perfect tea cocktail. We tried different spirits, different methods of adding the tea and overall learned quite a bit about mixology in the process. The resulting cocktail received rave reviews at our party.
Signature drinks can be tricky because often what they posses in novelty they lack in taste. This one is a cocktail that will have you going through the night feeling a little starstruck as you enjoy the show. We think it would make the perfect addition to your Oscar party.
Muse Tea-infused Gin
10 ounces gin (use a mellower gin- less juniper will take on the flavor of the tea better)
2 spoonfuls of Muse Tea
2 ounces tea-infused gin
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce St. Germain liqueur
Splash of Prosecco
Lemon peel as garnish (your average peeler will give the perfect thickness for your garnish)
1. To infused the gin, take a loose leaf tea bag and fill with Muse tea.
2. Add to a large pitcher and pour gin over. Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours.
3. Remove tea bag. Gin can be infused in advance.
4. When you are ready to make your cocktail, fill a shaker with ice and add gin, lemon juice, and St Germain.
5. Shake rigorously and strain into a flat champagne glass.
6. Top with a splash of Prosecco and garnish with a lemon peel.
Also, Many Kitchens decided to get in on the Oscar fun. Lets see how strong our ballot is this year!
Best Picture: Silver Linings Playbook
(Val disagrees on this one)
Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis
Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin
Supporting Acress: Anne Hathaway
Animated Feature: Brave
Costume Design: Les Miserables
Directing: Steven Spielberg
Searching for Sugar Man
Documentary Short: Inocente
Film Editing: Argo
Foreign Language Film: Amour
Makeup/Hairstyling: The Hobbit
Music-Score: Anna Karenina
Production Design: Les Miserables
Short-Animated: Fresh Guacamole
Short-Live Action: Buzkashi Boys
Sound Editing: Skyfall
Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Visual Effects: Life of Pie
Writing Adapted: Argo
Writing Original: Django Unchained