Picture the scene; a cake stand filled with daintily cut cucumber sandwiches, delicious Victoria sponge slices, and scones with jam and clotted cream. Obviously served with a teapot and teacups...but hold on a minute, they're drinking Margarita through a straw in a teacup? Known as a teapot cocktail party, this new phenomenon of combining sophisticated afternoon tea with tasty after work cocktails is becoming popular in bars and tea houses across the country.
As any keen teapot cocktail lover will tell you, you can forget serving your Cranberry Woo Woo in a pitcher filled with ice, your grandmother's teapot adds so much more class. Teapot cocktails are most commonly served in a teacup or martini glass, but any regular cocktail glass will do.
Fancy hosting your own teapot cocktail party? If you're wondering what to serve up in your cocktail teapot, we've got some recipe inspiration for you. Why not try a green tea martini or a tea-for-two martini?
Green Tea Martini
90ml green tea, chilled
170ml citron vodka
15ml simple syrup
Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well and strain into your teapot. Perfect served in an ice filled glass or teacup garnished with an orange twist.
130ml spice rum
170ml black tea
90ml simple syrup
130ml cranberry juice
Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well and strain into your teapot. Perfect served in a martini glass and garnish with a cherry.
To help get you started we've complied some great value teapot cocktail sets so you can host your very own teapot cocktail party! Check out our fabulous tea pot cocktail sets including the Teapot Cocktail Set, Tea Party Cocktail Set and Storm in a Teacup Cocktail Set. Absolutely spiffing marvellous!
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