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Black Tea and Grape Smash
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Black Tea and Grape Smash

Black tea and elderflower - how much more refreshing can you get? This new creation from Charlie McCarthy of is a cocktail with an edge - enjoy! 

35ml vodka
15ml elderflower cordial
5ml fresh lemon juice
4 white seedless grapes
Black tea reduction

To make the tea reduction simply brew a very strong cuppa, and allow to cool. recommends loose leaf Assam from 'We Are Tea', but at a push an ordinary breakfast tea will do. 


Crush 3 grapes and add to a tall glass, then add all other ingredients except the tea reduction. 

Top with ice. Churn with a long spoon. 

Top with more ice to a peak. 

Drizzle a little tea reduction - no more than 15ml- overthe top. Garnish with a grape & add a straw. 

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