Jasmine pearl tea gimlet

Jasmine pearl tea gimlet

Making your own jasmine pearl tea syrup flavoured with cardamom and lemon is easier than you might think – use it to create this gimlet twist for summertime gatherings
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    To make the jasmine pearl tea syrup, put the loose tea, sugar, lemon zest and juice, cardamom and ½ tsp of fine sea salt into a small pan along with 350ml of water.
  2. Step 2

    Simmer over a medium-high heat, stirring the whole time, for 15 minutes until reduced by a third.
  3. Step 3

    Remove from the heat, cover and leave to steep in the aromatics for 4-5 hours but ideally overnight. Strain into a lidded glass bottle. This makes more than you need but will keep, chilled, for a week.
  4. Step 4

    To make the gimlet, chill a coupe or martini glass. Pour the jasmine pearl tea syrup into a tall glass or cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Stir with a tall spoon for 15 seconds until the glass begins to chill, then pour in the gin, lime juice and bitters. Stir for 20-30 seconds, then strain into the chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.