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This recipe was originally published as part of our Indian Spring dinner party.

TT Test Kitchen Tip: First made in the 17th century in Holland, Genever is the slightly sweeter and less potent forefather of gin (which works equally well in this cocktail).

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Yield: 1 cocktail

Cook Time: 5 minutes


Sweet Tea

1 cup boiling water

2 bags of black tea

2 tablespoons granulated sugar


2 ounces Genever

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

¾ teaspoon finely grated ginger


Candied ginger


1. Make the sweet tea: In a medium bowl, pour the boiling water over the tea bags. Set aside for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar until dissolved.

2. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine the Genever, lemon juice, 2 ounces of the sweet tea, the grated ginger and ice. Shake and double strain (using a cocktail strainer and pouring over a fine-mesh strainer) into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with candied ginger and serve.

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