The Sun Beam

The #PaletteForYourPalate Tea Cocktail The Sun Beam is Mixologist Michael LaPenna’s creation, inspired by TEALEAVES Organic Chamomile Blossoms + Pantone 116C + Mood: Calm.

Notes from Michael LaPenna, Mixologist at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas:

“I wanted let the chamomile shine. I didn’t want to mask the delicate blend with dominant flavors. So I infused the cachaça with chamomile for ten days, allowing the taste to come out. Pairing the infusion with sage honey tied it all together.”

The Sun Beam Cocktail

  • 2 oz. TEALEAVES Chamomile-Infused Cuca Fresca Cachaça (see recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 oz.
    Aperitif Wine
  • 3/4 oz.
    Elderflower Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Honey and Sage Syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1/2 oz. Egg Whites
  • Garnish Water
  • Garnish Gold Dust & Edible Flowers
  1. Combine all ingredients (except garnish) in shaker.

  2. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute.

  3. Strain into glass over ice.

  4. Garnish with gold dust and edible flowers.

  5. Enjoy!

TEALEAVES Chamomile-Infused Cuca Fresca Cachaça

  • 2 oz. Cuca Fresca Cuchaça
  • 2 TEALEAVES Organic Chamomile Blossoms Whole Leaf Pyramid Teabags
  1. Add Cuca Fresca Cachaça to vessel.

  2. Add 2 TEALEAVES Chamomile Blossoms Whole Leaf Pyramid Teabags to Cuca Fresca Cachaça.

  3. Stir and let steep for 15+ minutes.

  4. Remove teabags.

Honey and Sage Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Mild Honey
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 6 Sage Leaves
  1. Combine honey, water and sage leaves in medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling.

  2. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly for about 1 minute until honey is completely dissolved.

  3. Remove from heat completely and let cool.

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