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Surprisingly Simple Sea Island Iced Tea: A cocktail classic reinvented

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DH Vancouver Staff Sep 05, 2014 9:30 am

Keep the flavours of summer alive with this toned-down take on a classic ’80s cocktail, named after Richmond’s Sea Island — home to the Vancouver International Airport. While the original version typically uses all varieties of spirits, super sweet syrups, soda, and the whole kitchen sink, this low-key interpretation embodies guilt-free fun.

Tools

  • Jigger
  • Barspoon

Glassware

  • Large collins

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Okanagan Spirits Aquavitus
  • 0.5 oz Okanagan Spirits Sea Buckthorn Liqueur
  • 3.0 oz cold brewed jasmine green tea
  • 0.5 oz honey water (1 part water, 1 part honey)
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz cranberry juice

Method

  • Build ingredients over ice in a large Collins glass
  • Stir to incorporate

Garnish

  • Slices of lemon and fresh ginger
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