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Dilmah Rose and French Vanilla t-Series Lavender Martini

Drink : Cocktails

Dilmah Rose and French Vanilla t-Series Lavender Martini

Ingredients

    Vanilla vodka and vanilla straw

    • 6 fresh soft vanilla pods
    • 45ml vodka
    Cocktail
    • 30ml Dilmah Rose with French Vanilla tea
    • Bob’s Lavender Bitters (product of New Zealand)
    • Fresh lavender flowers (garnish)
    • Rose pashmak (Persian fairy floss)

    Method

      Vanilla vodka and vanilla straw

      • Prepare the vanilla vodka a few weeks in advance
      • Remove seeds by inserting a metal skewer down the center of 2 fresh soft vanilla pods. Add these seeds to 200ml of vodka and allow to infuse for 30 minutes or to taste. For a whole bottle of vodka slice and scrape 6 pods and infuse for future use.
      • To prepare a vanilla straw dry a few hollow pods carefully overnight in warm oven

      Cocktail

      • Prepare strong tea using Dilmah Rose with French Vanilla
      • Add measure of previously brewed and cooled tea with vanilla vodka over ice and stir carefully for 30 seconds, strain immediately into chilled martini glass. Add here 3 drops of NZ made lavender bitters.
      • Stir thrice with bar spoon. Use smaller inner flowers of fresh picked lavender with rose pashmak (Persian fairy floss) to garnish.

      The range of Dilmah Tea used

      • Dilmah Exceptionals

      The variety of Dilmah Tea used in the recipe

      • Exceptional Rose With French Vanilla

      Created by : Volker Marecek