#DOTW: Darling Darjeeling

I had a few of these on Saturday night, and I can tell you first hand that this cocktail is 100% delicous. I have always wondered how a cocktail would taste with actual tea, as opposed to iced tea, and this one hits the mark. The smokiness of the tea, combined with the sourness of the lemon and the cranberry juice are a total success, and the gin is basically the cherry on top. Gin has such a distinct taste, that sometimes it’s hard to make a new cocktail with it, but I’m forever on a mission, being that I just adore gin. If you do too, then this one is for you! Add as much or as little simple syrup, depending on your sweet tooth!

What you’ll need:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add gin, cranberry juice and lemon juice. Add ice to a cocktail glass. Strain contents of the shaker into the glass. Add the tea (and any amount of simple syrup, depending on how sweet you like it). Garnish with a lemon slice.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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