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Virgin Slut has very interesting theme – tea. Tea, as it strikes me, is not widespread ingredients of cocktail. I know a few cocktail with tea but never prepare or taste they. But I like tea and like cocktails and then participate!
Actually I am a big fan of tea, but only one kind of tea – I love strong, sweet and hot black tea – I love russian tea (without lemon ;) ). This is my method of making the tea:
How make the tea like a kiss (russian method): Please use only best quality black whole leaf tea. Please use thin-walled porcelain teapot. Take a teaspoonful of tea per one cup of tea (200 ml). Give a swill teapot with boiling water (and warm up). Then put tea in the teapot and warm up during half of minute. Then pour over tea boiling water (half of teapot), close teapot and cover the teapot with linen towel. Wait 3 minutes and add boiling water for full teapot. Wait 3-5 minutes. You may see white foam on the surface of tea if you make all right. This foam is significative of tea quality and proper making. The properly making tea must be like a kiss – strong, sweet, hot. I use that sort of tea for this cocktail:
15 ml fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. sugar
30 ml strong tea
60 ml Jamaica rum
Build. Serve in highball glass with crushed ice. Garnish with berry. Serve with straws.
It is my first cobbler. Actually cobbler garnish with berry – something like blackberry and raspberry, but I garnish my first cobbler with another berry – cape gooseberry :)
The English Cobbler is interesting cocktail. It has so strong and a little bit tart taste with great rum palate. I use two my rums in this cocktail – sweet and aromatic cuban rum Varadero Oro 5 Anos and awesome Demerara rum – rich, smooth and complex El Dorado 15 y.o. Both cocktails are admiable! I can make the next conclusion – good rums with good tea is good idea :)