While wedding planning, some couples can feel a little boxed in by the design and decor ideas they find while researching wedding inspiration. We completely understand- it seems like once an idea hits, all the national blogs talk about are the same thing over and over. Well, here at Phoenix Bride & Groom, we acknowledge hot wedding trends, especially the trends that make sense and help couples personalize their weddings, but we also aim to be just a bit ahead of the trends as well. So in that spirit, we’re telling you today about a unique take on the signature cocktail: tea cocktails.
Tea cocktails are exactly what they sound like- a cocktail made with hot tea and some other fun stuff. Some tea cocktails, after steeping, are then served over ice but some tea cocktails remain hot. Think of this trend as the newest take on more familiar hot cocktails like Spanish coffee and Hot Buttered Rum but with a modern twist.
This video from Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North confirmed our hunch that hot tea cocktails were gaining in popularity:
Inspired by the environmental extremes of the Sonoran Desert, Two Birds With One Stone is a drink that can warm you up on a cold desert night or leave you refreshed after a round of golf under the sun.
Mixologists at Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world will be shaking, stirring, steeping and serving drinks inspired by these classic brews.
Four Seasons Florence makes the Grog tea cocktail: a bright, citrusy drink is poured from a classic teapot and sipped from teacups. Ginger-infused rum, 23-year Zacapa rum and Amaro Nonino form the boozy base, while cranberry and lime juice along with house-made lapsang souchong syrup lighten up the drink with fresh top notes.
At Four Seasons Azerbaijan, the Aroma is served: Earl Grey tea, condensed milk, dark wine and rum, and cinnamon powder
And at Four Seasons Thailand, the Green Tea Gimlet hits the spot:
Read more about the Four Seasons and their adventures with coffee and tea cocktails here.
Another tea cocktail we think would make a really fun signature cocktail at your wedding reception is the Early Grey from World of Tea:
A few more resources for you so you can discover your perfect signature tea cocktail:
Hot tea is hitting it’s stride and with good reason- wedding guests may want a hot cocktail but don’t want the caffeine that comes with a coffee drink and if you’re taking advantage of Arizona’s amazing weather, outdoor events may need a little bump of warmth as evening temps set in. If it’s warm outside, think boozy iced tea and you’re good to go!
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