Four tea-inspired craft cocktails
This September, 2023, Two Leaves and a Bud teas were featured in a fundraiser for “Arts for All Nevada", a non profit based in Reno, NV that offers a variety of public fine arts classes, implements art programs in schools, and is a steward for the historic Lake Mansion community center for the arts and culture.
Four of Reno’s finest bartenders created a tea-based cocktail inspired by the Lake Mansion using Two Leaves and a Bud teas. The winner was chosen by the a crowd of over 200 “tasters”. The participants included, Ilona Martinez of the Honey Bar, Daniel Vezina of the Von Bizmark, Mason Kimmel of The Jesse and Anna Vettner of Ramblin’ Libations.
Ilona Martinez of the Honey Bar was crowned the winner with her cocktail, “Spill the Tea”.
The event raised funds for the artist in residency program that places teaching artists in Special Education classrooms through northern Nevada.
Two Leaves is proud to have played a role in this fundraiser and is delighted to share these unique, tea-inspired cocktails.
Spill the Tea
Created by Ilona Martinez of Honey Bar
1.5oz coconut infused Hendricks gin
0.75oz Monin cucumber syrup
0.75oz lemon juice
1.5oz Two Leaves and a Bud, Tropical Green tea
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Serve in a DOF, garnish with cucumber or lemon slice.
Created by Daniel Vezina, of Von Bizmark
1.5oz Floral Adora Hendricks gin
0.5oz Yellow Chartreuse
0.75oz lemon juice
0.5oz maple syrup
1tsp Two Leaves and a Bud, Nice Matcha
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Serve in a DOF, garnish with vanilla, coconut foam.
The Little Dude
Mason Kimmel, of The Jesse
1.5oz chai infused Hendricks gin with Two Leaves and a Bud Mountain High Chai tea
0.5oz OM Chocolate liquor
0.5oz Demerar simple syrup
0.25oz Monin Chai Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Serve in a DOF, garnish with cinnamon stick.
The Red Dragon
Created by Anna Vetter, of Ramblin’ Libations
1.5oz Hendricks gin
1oz lemon juice
1.5oz Two Leaves and a Bud, Alpine Berry tea
1oz Monin Dragon Fruit syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Serve in a DOF, garnish with cucumber slice.