Cocktail of the week: Teatulia’s oolong old fashioned | The good mixer

May 17, 2019 Off By readly




Despite the UK’s national love of tea, this wonderful ingredient goes under-used beyond the teapot. We use it in all our cocktails, to showcase just what it can do. We grow all our tea ourselves at our 100% organic garden in Tetulia, northern Bangladesh. Tea gives drinks a wonderful depth and complexity, and is an easy way to spruce up a classic, such as this old fashioned, which is on our new list and ideal for World Whisky Day.

Serves 1

5ml oolong syrup (see method)
60ml bourbon – we use Maker’s Mark
4 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters
1 orange twist, to garnish

First, make the syrup, which keeps for several weeks. Make a small pot of oolong tea, then add twice as much brown sugar as water, and stir to dissolve. Pour into a clean jar or bottle, seal, leave to cool, then refrigerate.

For the drink, pour everything into a tumbler on the rocks, stir, and garnish with an orange twist.

Ahsan Akbar, Teatulia, London WC2

Source of this (above) article: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/may/17/cocktail-week-oolong-old-fashioned-teatulia-london