The thirteenth annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival will fill the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse next month. In addition to the usual tea-related workshops and seminars, a special tea dinner and tea parties for the kids, this year adults will be able to enjoy a different kind of tea party: a "Tea and Cocktails" class.
The teahouse rolled out some of the cocktails at a pre-party this week -- and then shared the recipes. Here are two of our favorites:
The Monkey King Cucumber
2 pinches of fresh ginger 2 slices of cucumber 1 pinch of Kosher salt 2 dashes of simple syrup 1 1/2 oz vodka 5 oz Monkey King Tea
In a rocks glass, muddle together ginger, a slice of cucumber, salt, and simple syrup. Add ice, vodka and top with tea. Shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cucumber.
1 1/2 oz tequila 2 oz jalapeno-infused apple juice 2 oz Dragon Well tea 1 lime wedge Kosher salt 1 pepperoncini
Rim rocks glass with salt and fill with ice. Squeeze juice from lime over ice, add tequila, apple juice and tea. Garnish with pepperoncini.
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Go to the Teahouse website for more information on the festival, which begins Saturday, July 28.
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