The good folks at Leblon sent over a number of Valentine's Day drink recipes.
Most intriguing among the set was the Passion Tea, pictured above.
- 1 ½ oz. Leblon Cachaça
- ½ oz. Cointreau
- ½ oz. Monin Red Passion Fruit Syrup
- 5 oz. Hot Black Tea
Brew the black tea. Pour Leblon followed by the Cointreau and Monin Red Passion Fruit Syrup with the hot tea into a handled glass. Stir thoroughly.
Tea, in general, is a relatively unexplored mixer, I think. Some are even doing a good job of making distilled spirits out of it! I toured St. George's Distillery with my wife and in-laws in November 2007 and discovered Qi, which is a tea-based liqueur. Qi Black, which incorporates the smoky-tasting lapsang suchong tea, is pretty incredible.