Cuppa Cocktails

Fairtrade Fix

We’re no strangers to curling up with a cup of hot tea on winter nights. And when the temperature rises, it’s a pitcher of grandma’s iced tea that’s our summer saviour. But next time the clock strikes tea time, why not try something a little different? Organic and Fairtrade-certified tea label Nature’s Cuppa have just teamed up with baristas from Eau-de-Vie (recently crowned Australia’s Cocktail Bar of the Year) to perfect a range of summer cocktail recipes made with various herbal and black tea brews. To get you thinking outside the box when it comes to preparing a pot, here’s a recipe for one of their creations, the aptly named Fairtrade Fix which features chilled organic Earl Grey, gin and a hint of minty freshness for good measure! Bottoms up!

You will need:

– 60ml Gin

– 30ml Fresh lime juice

– 20ml Sugar syrup (1:1 water : sugar, dissolve sugar in warm water)

– 8 Mint leaves

– 60ml Nature’s Cuppa Earl Grey (brewed stronger than regular and chilled in fridge)

– 1 Scoop lemon sorbet


Add the gin, Nature’s Cuppa Earl Grey tea, lime juice, sugar syrup, sorbet and mint to a tall glass and churn together with a spoon. Following this fill the glass with crushed ice and build until the glass is full. Garnish with lemon slices and a mint sprig.