There’s a new brew in town—and it’s not beer! Across the country, mixologists are shaking up cocktails with a spot of tea. Pinkies up, and down the hatch!

Pisco & Green Tea
Photo courtesy Brett Herrig
| Credit: Photo courtesy Brett Herrig

Way Better Than Green Juice

BlackTail, a new Cuban-inspired bar in NYC, serves a Pisco & Green Tea cocktail: A traditional Latin liquor is infused with green tea and mixed with bitters, sherry, rum, vermouth, lemon sherbet and pear soda.

Chai 'Til You Die
Credit: Photo courtesy Trentina

High On Chai

Trentina, Jonathon Sawyer's Cleveland restaurant, is known for its authentic, locally sourced northern Italian food, great wine list and inventive cocktails. Try the Chai 'Til You Die, a refreshing rum drink starring house-made syrup infused with organic Indian masala chai tea, mixed with fresh-squeezed orange juice and seltzer.

Owl at the Moon
Credit: Photo courtesy Social Still

Tea-Na Colada

Certified tea sommelier (yes, that's a thing) Jennie Ripps developed Owl's Brew teas specifically for cocktails. You can buy the mixers online or stop by Social Still in Bethlehem, PA, a distillery where they serve a tipple called Owl at the Moon using Owl's Brew Coco-Lada tea (a mix of black tea, coconut and pineapple juice), house-made vanilla-infused vodka, coconut cream and chocolate syrup.