Hello there my darling tea drinkers,
The excitement for midsummer is getting real around Sweden, which is understandable. It's the day we celebrate the summer, warmth, and happiness!
It's a known fact that midsummer is the holiday we Swedes drink buckets of alcohol. However, I do enjoy celebrating midsummer without alcohol and I do believe there are more people like me out there!
Therefore I spent hours testing different virgin cocktail mixes with all our teas and I found what works absolutely best with them!
It's charming having different alcohol free drinks to serve. I personally would get so impressed if I got a choice between a few different virgin cocktail drinks at a Midsummer party. They are healthy for you too!
I am going to be honest; making these cocktails was not easy. I love our teas so much, but every time I tried to make something fancy, be it adding fruit purees, syrups etc., I found that the flavours got flat and unbalanced. It could be my lack of bartending knowledge, but here is my top pick:
Keep it simple with our teas. The flavours are already so balanced and interesting so all you need to do is.
Lime, Lemon, Rhubarb, Strawberries.
Lime and lemon give a fresh lovely colour and taste to the teas. Especially with Tuesday & Thursday teas, I would add a squeeze of lime. The hibiscus reacts with the acid and gives the tea a beautiful pink colour.
The Rhubarb is mostly for decoration. I love when there is something in the glass beside liquids, so if you carefully peel the rhubarb and slide it into your tea it will curl up when touching the liquid.
Cut the strawberries thinly and add them into the tea for about 1 hour before serving. The strawberries will infuse the tea with its flavours and it looks super pretty!
Simple and easy!
Happy summer to you all,