Our Berry Black Cocktail is a quick ‘n’ easy Happy Hour treat!
1 English Breakfast tea bag
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup sugar
3 large strawberries
2 ounces vodka
Steep the black tea bag in the hot water for five minutes. Remove the tea bag, pour the tea into a small saucepan, and add sugar. Warm over medium-high heat until the sugar has completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
Add the strawberries and juice of the oranges into a blender and pulse until smooth. You can choose to strain the purée through a fine mesh sieve or use as is.
Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add 1 ounce of the sweetened black tea, 3 ounces of fruit purée and 2 ounces vodka. Shake for 15 seconds, until ice-cold. Serve immediately.
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