We've never thought of mixing our tea with alcohol, but after trying this Dirty Paris cocktail recipe, we're definitely fans of the combo. The name of the drink comes from the Paris tea leaves mixed in with a spicy habanero tequila. The end result? A slightly sweet cocktail with a kick.
What You Need:
- 1½ ounces habanero tequila
- ¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
- Juice of ½ lime
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 2 Paris tea bags
- 1 slice dried citrus fruit for garnish
Step 1: Combine the tequila, maraschino liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Step 2: Cut open one Paris tea bag and pour the leaves into the top of the cocktail shaker. Crush them further with a pestle before adding to the liquid components and stirring.
Step 3: Add ice and shake.
Step 4: Strain into a glass with ice. Dip the edge of the dried fruit in the leaves from the second Paris tea bag and place on the rim of the glass. Cheers!
Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth