Saicho has teamed up with the talented Elliot Ball at the Cocktail Trading Company who has invented some truly delicious sparkling tea cocktails.
A playful take on the modern classic - the Penicillin, the Reme-tea combines smokey whiskey, ginger, honey and citrus, and is lengthened by the darjeeling fizz to create a smokey and aromatic cocktail.
25ml peated whisky,
10ml lemon juice,
2 coins ginger, muddled into the honey,
Shake and fine strain, top with 75ml Darjeeling expression.
A herbaceous cocktail with rum as a vibrant backbone, lightened by some cucumber and mint for freshness, topped up with some Hojicha to create an uplifting drink that sits somewhere between a green tea and Mojito.
25ml white rum,
15ml lime juice,
10ml 1:1 sugar syrup,
1 cucumber slice (muddled), 3 mint leaves,
Shake and fine strain, top with 75ml Hojicha expression.
A delightful twist on the classic French 75, using Saicho Jasmine in place of sparkling wine to create a low-abv alternative, playing with the florality of the Jasmine tea and the botanicals of the gin to create a refreshing summer sip.
20ml fresh lemon juice,
15-20ml 1:1 sugar syrup,
Stirred and topped with 100ml jasmine expression.