Two summer cocktail recipes that will have you never looking at a cup of tea the same again

Whether infused or thrown directly into the mix, tea adds a charismatic personality to the flavours of a cocktail. Not to mention an array of aromas.

Weve put together two tea-rrific cocktails of our own for you to claim as your own this summer – one creamy and sweet creation combined with a shot of coffee, and the other is an easy-to-prepare, refreshing, bubbling beauty made for sundowners. 

Whip out either of these drinks when hosting an event this summer and youll have people asking where you got the recipes. We wont be offended if you tell them it's yours. One of the many perks of being part of Julius Meinls coffee and tea loving community. 

The Julius Meinl Mixtape cocktail

If we were to make a mixtape for a crush, it would sound, wait, it would taste a little something like this. Containing two of the things we dedicate our days doing amazing things with – tea and coffee – its the best of both of our worlds.

Only special things can happen when you go mixing the kick of an espresso coffee with the calm of chai tea.

Watch how to make it here.

Heres what you need (for 1 serving):

  • 40g of brewed Julius Meinl Namaste Chai loose tea
  • Double espresso
  • 80ml of regular or plant-based milk
  • Ice cubes
  • 2.5g of vanilla syrup
  • 5g of sugar syrup
  • The garnish: cinnamon, star anise, cloves or some other dry spice of your choosing
  • Ice, ice baby


Youll also need a lovely Julius Meinl latte glass to throw this all into. 


Heres how to make it: 

  • Prepare the tea base for roughly 10 glasses: Infuse 10g of the Namaste Chai in 200ml of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes then add 300ml of cold water. 
  • Fill your glass with ice cubes and add the cold milk
  • Mix the espresso, the chai, vanilla syrup and sugar syrup in a shaker or cocktail shaker. Shake it and mix it up.
  • Then pour that sweet and spicy mix over the ice and milk in the latte glass. Watch at glass level as the tea and milk swirl around together and make sweeeet…tender…tea and coffee cocktails together.
  • Garnish it like you mean it with cinnamon and star anise

The Royal Bubbles

Rumour has it that the Queen of England drank something similar to this when hitting the town. OK, we may have created this rumour, and earnestly be waiting for it to catch on. Nevertheless, this is one refreshing summer drink that we’re sure she would appreciate. 

Watch how to make it here.

Heres what you need (for 1 serving):

  • 2 tea leaf bags of Julius MeinlOrange Cream
  • Bitter orange liqueur of your choice (eg. Aperol)
  • Sparkling wine
  • 2 blood orange wedges
  • Ice cubes
  • Balm mint leaves to garnish and make this drink royal
  • Ice, ice baby


Youll need your finest wine glass to serve this royalty up. Actually, any old wine glass will do, to be honest. 


Heres how to make it: 

  • Infuse the tea bags with approximately 200ml of boiling water. Let it steep for a good 5 minutes. 
  • Fill your glass with ice cubes and pieces of the blood orange
  • Pour in 2 parts tea, 1 part orange liqueur and 2 parts sparkling wine
  • Make it look fancy with slices of orange (peel) and some balm mint leaves

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You and your team can also learn how to prepare these thirst-quenching drinks. Learn about the journey of the tea from plant to cup directly from our experts.

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