Recipe: Lex's Hibiscus Blush
The Big Heart Tea Co. recipes list now includes a cocktail with Blushing-infused Spanish liqueur. Ohhhh yes.
Check this mixologist Lex Cameron
and her bright, sweet-tart Blushing cocktail recipe.
My name is Lex Cameron (@lexlovescoffee
), and I’m a mom and photographer in San Jose, California. I started my blog trueloveandcoffee.com
when my kids were babies, and floundered for years trying to find my niche. A little over a year ago I started making and photographing cocktails as a way to learn some new skills and challenge myself.
What originally started out as a simple exercise has turned into a passion. I recently started a new series called Cocktails and Clothes, which is pretty much just an excuse for me to drink a classic cocktail in a fancy outfit.
About this recipe:
was the perfect ingredient to use in this cocktail recipe. I wanted to maintain the simplicity of the original cocktail but add the beautiful flavor and color of hibiscus.
Working with tea:
I love using teas in different aspects of my cocktails because they are so versatile and complex. I really love using Big Heart teas because of the creative blends and high quality ingredients. As an added bonus the teas are so pretty that I often use them as garnishes.
Blushing tea (3 tea bags or tablespoons)
- 2 oz. Highclere London Dry Gin, or gin or choice
- 3/4 oz. Licor 43 (a fruity, vanilla liquor - sub Tuaca, or vanilla liqueur)
- 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
- First, infuse your liqueur. Combine the tea and liqueur in a sealed container, give the mixture a gentle shake, and let sit at room temperature for at least one hour.
- Continue gently shaking and tasting the mixture for another hour or two, or until you are satisfied with the flavor. It should taste tart and look pink!
- Once your liqueur is infused, place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
- Pour chilled, over ice if it's warm where you are