Want to add the vibrant taste of green tea to your cocktails? This instructable will show you how to create green tea simple syrup that can either be used on its own or mixed with vodka for a delightfully smooth infusion.
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Step 1: Things You Will Need
This recipe makes about a pint of simple syrup, or a quart of infused vodka.
Small pot or saucepan
Empty glass bottle
4 green tea bags
1.5 cups water
1.5 cups sugar
2 cups vodka
Green food coloring
Coffee filter or cheesecloth
Step 2: Creating the Syrup
Measure the water into your pot over high heat. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add your green tea bags.
Bring the syrup to a boil and then turn off the heat. Let the tea bags steep in the hot syrup for two to five minutes (the longer you leave them in, the stronger the tea flavor will be), and then remove them.
Set the syrup aside and let it cool. If any of your teabags burst, strain the syrup through cheesecloth or a coffee filter to remove the leaves.
If you want to use this syrup to make infused vodka, move on to step 3.
Step 3: Bottle and Mix
Once your syrup has cooled, pour it into your measuring cup. If you followed this recipe you should have a little more than two cups. However much you have, pour it into your empty bottle and then add an equal amount of vodka and stir.
Step 4: Share and Enjoy!
The uncolored infusion will probably be golden yellow. If you want a more striking hue, add a drop of green food coloring and shake (a little food coloring goes a LONG way).
This vodka tastes amazing by itself or over ice, the bite of the green tea balances wonderfully with the burn of the vodka.
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