Cool off this summer with these unique, delicious and refreshing summer drinks…yasss!

In the spirit of summer, we had our very talented chef friend create some refreshing and delicious mocktails with purple tea, in the style of craft cocktails for a unique drinking experience. 

Summer is one of our most favorite times of the year. Kids are out of school, days are full of family time outdoors, dips in the pool, picnics and BBQs. Can it get any better? We think yes with these delicious purple tea mocktails! Not only do you get the health benefits of purple tea (think more antioxidants and less caffeine than green tea) but a cool unique mocktail that will have your tastebuds screaming for more. Get to sipping and let us know what you think.  Trust us, summer drinks have never tasted so good! Cheers!

Mocktails with Purpose Tea Recipes

Thai Iced Purple Tea

 

Yield -  64 oz batch / 8 x 8oz drinks                   

Prep Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass, rough chop
  • 1 each lime, zested (substitute 3 kaffir lime leaves)
  • ¼ Cup Ginger, peeled, rough chop
  • 8 oz Coconut milk
  • ½ Cup Sugar (substitute palm sugar)
  • Dash Ground cardamom (to taste)
  • 48 oz Purpose Tea Purple Reign Tea
  • As needed Cubed Ice
  • 2 each Limes, cut into wedges for garnish

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Knife & cutting board
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Non-reactive metal bowl, chilled in freezer
  • Small pitcher
  • Highball glasses & straws

Method

  1. Combine first five ingredients in saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 minutes
  3. Strain into chilled metal bowl until cool, about 5 minutes; place in pitcher for service
  4. Fill glasses with ice, pouring tea ¾ of the way to the top
  5. Pour in infused coconut milk to taste, approximately 1 ½ - 2 oz each glass
  6. Garnish with lime wedge and straw

 

Blood Orange Purple Tea Smash 

 

Yield – 52 oz batch / 8 x 6.5 oz drinks                

Prep Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz *reserve 8 round slices for garnish, then fresh squeeze lemon juice
  • 4 oz Honey
  • 4 oz Water
  • 2 bunches *reserve 8 fresh sprigs for garnish, then steep remaining thyme
  • 16 oz *reserve 8 small wedges for garnish, then squeeze blood orange juice
  • 24 oz Purpose Tea Lemon Bliss Tea
  • As needed Crushed Ice

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Knife & cutting board
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Non-reactive metal bowl, chilled in freezer
  • Small pitcher
  • Shaker tin and Julep strainer
  • 8 oz Mason jars (substitute large rocks glasses)

Method

  1. Combine first four ingredients in saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 minutes
  3. Strain into chilled metal bowl until cool, about 5 minutes; place in pitcher for service
  4. In batches, shake thyme-infused honey with tea and blood orange juice in shaker tin filled with ice until frothy, then strain into Mason jars filled with ice and lemon wheels
  5. Garnish with thyme sprig and blood orange wedge

 

Watermelon Basil Purple Tea Julep 

 

Yield – 52 oz batch / 8 x 6.5 oz drinks                

Prep Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz *reserve 8 round slices for garnish, then fresh squeeze lime juice
  • 4 oz Agave nectar, light
  • 4 oz Water
  • 2 bunches *reserve 8 fresh sprigs for garnish, then steep remaining mint leaves
  • 2 bunches Basil leaves, fresh
  • 16 oz *reserve 8 small wedges for garnish, then juice watermelon
  • 24 ozPurpose Tea Mint to Be Tea
  • As needed Cracked ice

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Knife & cutting board
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Non-reactive metal bowl, chilled in freezer
  • Small pitcher
  • 8 oz rocks glasses
  • Hawthorne strainer and mixing tin
  • Bartender’s spoon

Method

  1. Combine first five ingredients in saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 minutes
  3. Strain into chilled metal bowl until cool, about 5 minutes; place in pitcher for service
  4. Fill glasses with ice
  5. In mixing tin filled with ice, stir together 3 oz tea, 2 oz watermelon juice and 1.5 oz of infused agave per drink
  6. Strain into rocks glasses filled with ice
  7. Garnish with watermelon wedge and mint sprig