The Impressionist Stain

A cold concoction of Dilmah’s Springtime Oolong & Ginger Tea, combined with Hendricks Gin, fresh lemon, pink grapefruit juice and a dash of egg whites, all stained with red tea.

Ingredients

Tea Syrup
  • 100ml Brewed Springtime Oolong & Ginger Tea
  • 100g Castor Sugar

Red Tea Colouring
  • 50ml Brewed Springtime Oolong & Ginger Tea
  • 5g Red Food Colour Powder

Cocktail
  • 60ml Hendricks Gin
  • 30ml Tea Syrup
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 30ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • Dash of Egg Whites
  • Red Tea Colouring
  • Ice

Preparation Instructions

Tea Syrup 
  • Bring sugar and tea to a boil and infuse for about 10 minutes.
  • Then reduce until the right syrupy consistency is obtained.
  • Keep aside until use.
Red Tea Colouring
  • Mix together the brewed tea and red colour powder.
  • Strain and reserve until needed.
Cocktail 
  • In a cocktail shaker place the Hendricks Gin, lemon juice, pink grapefruit juice, egg whites and the tea syrup.
  • Dry shake first for 30 seconds and then add ice and shake again.
  • Pour into the glass and garnish with a dehydrated grapefruit slice and a few drops of red tea colouring.