Surprisingly Simple Sea Island Iced Tea: A cocktail classic reinvented

Dec 19 2017, 11:57 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.


  • Jigger
  • Barspoon


  • Large collins


  • 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


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


  • Slices of lemon and fresh ginger