Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail

by Marla on June 6, 2014 · 16 comments

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Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail |

Happy Friday everyone! What do you have planned for the weekend? I’m so excited ~ we have the Telluride Balloon Fest going on here! Its a true treat of color, festivities and smiles.

To celebrate bluebird days & hot air balloons (to celebrate anything) I have this Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail recipe from the wonderful Savory Cocktails book by Greg Henry (Sippity Sup blog.) Let’s sip!

Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail |

Greg is an awesome blogger pal and I’m loving his cocktail cookbook.

Savory cocktails are less common then their sweeter siblings, but just as tasty & fun!

Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry |

In the book there are sour (Green Tea Gimlet), spicy (The Spice Trail), herbal (Triple C Collins), umami (Sungold Zinger), bitter (Barrel Aged Berolini), smoky (The Long Goodbye), rich (Cool Revival) & strong (Hair Raising Tonic) cocktails in this book.

I chose the Green Tea Gimlet (page. 23) to share with you because A. It’s delicious. B. You can easily sweeten up with some more of Greg’s citrus syrup recipe if you desire.

Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail |

Gin isn’t typically my first choice in liquor but I’m really enjoying it this time of year. I love it’s light, brisk flavor & it’s really fun to mix into fruity (& savory) cocktails.

Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail |

Enjoy your weekend! We will be watching the balloons float by….

Telluride, CO Hot Air Balloon Festival |

Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 6 Green Tea Gimlet Cocktails

Green Tea Gimlet Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 cups (12 fl ounces) Dry Gin, at room temperature (I like Tanqueray Rangpur, not as dry)
  • 2 Green Tea Bags
  • 3/4 cups (6 fluid ounces) freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • 4-6 tablespoons Citrus Syrup (lemon version) to taste
  • 6 Lime Wedges as garnish
  • Citrus Syrup
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed Citrus Juice (such as lemon, lime, orange)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon grated Citrus Zest (such as lemon, lime, orange)


    Make the Base
  • Pour the gin into a 3 cup or larger pitcher. Add the tea bags & let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, remove the tea bags and add the lime juice & citrus syrup. Stir until well combined.
  • Make the Cocktails
  • For each cocktail, add about 3 1/4 ounces of the base to a cocktail shaker 2/3 filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously; strain into an ice filled old fashioned glass.Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink & drop.
  • Citrus Syrup
  • Stir the ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium-high het. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. Lower the heat to low & continue cooking until a syrupy consistency is achieved, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat & let stand for 30 minutes. Strain though a wire-mesh sieve double lined with damp cheesecloth. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one month. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
  • Notes
  • This recipe is from Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry. Page 23.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa June 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

Refreshing and delicious! I love that last shot.




2 Marla June 6, 2014 at 10:57 am

Thank you Rosa!


3 Teawench June 6, 2014 at 9:27 am

We’re having a party tomorrow and I’ve been trying to decide what I want to drink. I’ll have to give this a try. Or a version of it.


4 Marla June 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

Awesome!! There are so many things you can do with this cocktail. Can’t wait to hear what you come up with!!


5 Anna @ Garnish with Lemon June 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

Bring on the summer heat with these refreshing cocktails! Gorgeous, Marla.


6 Marla June 6, 2014 at 10:31 am

Thank you Anna! Glad you like the sips. Loving this warm weather!


7 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 6, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I have Greg’s book and I seriously need to use it more! These look so refreshing & pinned! :)


8 Marla June 8, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Thanks for the pin love Averie! Bet you could finds lots of recipes you would enjoy in this book :)


9 Julie @ Table for Two June 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Looks so refreshing!


10 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm

What a fun cocktail, love the green tea and that citrus syrup!


11 zerrin June 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Fantastic shots as always! It looks like you will make me love gin Marla. Thanks for sharing Greg’s cocktail with us, he’s such a talented blogger! Can’t wait to see pictures from the balloon fest, hope you share some with us!


12 Marla June 8, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Hi Zerrin! So glad you are liking this cocktail :) Yes, Greg is an awesome guy & very talented recipe developer & blogger!


13 Lally June 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Oh this sounds so delicious and refreshing! It looks stunning too. What a lovely book. Lally X


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