Find out where to find soothing and refreshing tea cocktails around Los Angeles in my article featured in this week's Metro Mix LA!
X bar marks the spot for creative cocktails in Century City. Their aromatic Green Tea Martini blends high-quality Japanese green tea leaves and premium herbs infused with neutral spirits.
The brand new Hollywood hotspot One Sunset refreshes the “in” crowd with a herby-lemon Green MarTEAni made with Skyy Citrus, Zen Green Tea Liquor, and Fresh Lemon Juice.
Santa Monica’s Abode Restaurant & Lounge has the ladies swooning over its nectar-like Elderflower Green Tea martini made with organic green tea-infused vodka, elderflower liqueur garnished with edible Flowers.
At blue on blue in Beverly Hills, the bartenders blend two cocktail trends into one delicious drink with this twist on a classic. The boldly flavorful Earl Grey Negroni is made with Earl Grey-infused gin, Campari and sweet vermouth shaken, not stirred, and served on the rocks.
Blue Velvet soothes downtown hipsters with a kiss of sweetness in its Chamomile Martini. Tanqueray gin and chamomile-infused simple syrup are served in a sugar-rimmed martini glass with a chamomile flower as garnish.
And stylish Cameo Bar at the Viceroy Santa Monica serves a floral and fruity Jasmine Lychee Tea Tini, which is made with an organic jasmine and green tea blend and mixed with vodka and a splash of lychee juice. The garnish? Whole, succulent lychees. Yum.
1 ounce Zen Green Tea liqueur
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce lemon juice
2 teaspoons, sugar
Freshly-brewed green tea