Tokyo Tea cocktail is a twist on the iconic Long Island Iced Tea that’s sure to surprise and delight your taste buds. Contrary to its name, the Tokyo Tea isn’t inspired by its place of origin but rather by its striking green hue, thanks to the addition of Midori melon liqueur, which is crafted with Japanese muskmelons and Yubari fruit, creating a distinctive flavor.
The Tokyo Tea is a testament to how diverse flavors can harmonize together. Its sweetness is tempered by the subtle tang of lime and the boldness of spirits, creating a balanced and utterly enjoyable experience that promises a memorable and irresistible party drink that will keep you coming back for more.
Tokyo Tea Recipe
- Cocktail shaker
- 1/2 oz Vodka
- 1/2 oz Rum
- 1/2 oz Gin
- 1/2 oz Tequila
- 1/2 oz Midori Melon liqueur
- 1/2 oz Sour mix or equal parts lemon juice and simple syrup
- Lemon-lime soda such as Sprite or 7-Up
- Lemon slice or twist for garnish
- Fill a shaker with ice cubes.Ice
- Add vodka, rum, gin, tequila, Midori, and sour mix to the shaker.1/2 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz Rum, 1/2 oz Gin, 1/2 oz Tequila, 1/2 oz Midori, 1/2 oz Sour mix
- Shake well until the ingredients are mixed and chilled.
- Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
- Top off the glass with lemon-lime soda to fill.Lemon-lime soda
- Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
- Garnish with a lemon slice or twist.Lemon slice or twist for garnish
- Adjust the amount of sour mix based on your taste preferences. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add a bit more sour mix or even a splash of simple syrup.
- Be cautious when drinking Tokyo Tea as it contains multiple types of alcohol. The mix of spirits and liqueurs can be deceivingly smooth, so it's easy to overindulge without realizing it.
- You can customize the garnish by adding a cherry or other fruit for extra visual appeal.
What’s the difference between Long Island Iced and Tokyo Tea?
|Aspect||Long Island Iced Tea||Tokyo Tea|
|Base Spirits||Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Gin, Triple Sec||Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Gin, Midori (Melon Liqueur)|
|Additional Liqueurs||None||Midori (Melon Liqueur)|
|Sweet and Sour Mix||Yes||Yes (or homemade mix with lime juice and simple syrup)|
|Topping||Cola or Cola Syrup||Club Soda|
|Flavor Profile||Strong and Boozy||Sweet, Fruity, and Refreshing|
|Origin||United States||United States (Inspired by Tokyo)|
|Notable Characteristic||It contains multiple spirits and is known for its high alcohol content||It has a distinct green color from Midori, which adds a unique melon flavor|
The Long Island Iced Tea and the Tokyo Tea are cocktail variations featuring multiple spirits. Still, the Tokyo Tea stands out with its addition of Midori melon liqueur, giving it a vibrant green color and a fruity twist. The Tokyo Tea is typically topped with club soda instead of cola, providing a lighter and more refreshing flavor than Long Island Iced Tea’s spicy and boozier taste.
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