My Moroccan dinner would not be complete without sweet mint tea. This hot concoction is a common commodity on the streets of the North African country. Although alcohol is not traditionally consumed in Islamic culture, at my party I'll offer guests an alcoholic variation of the tea in the form of a green-tea cocktail. Water — both sparkling and still — local beers, and a couple bottles of wine will round out the drink menu.
For the recipes to both the hot and spiked teas, read more. 1 tablespoon loose Chinese gunpowder green tea Serves 6. 1 oz. green tea liqueur Makes 1 cocktail.
5 cups boiling water
3 to 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
1 large bunch fresh mint (1 ounce)
1 oz. vodka
5 oz. white cranberry juice
1 lime slice or rosemary stick
1 tablespoon loose Chinese gunpowder green tea
1 oz. green tea liqueur
Makes 1 cocktail.