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Iced Tea Recipes

Iced Tea Recipes

Classic Fortnum & Mason tea, with a tipsy-turvy warm-weather twist

Garden parties, BBQs, impromptu sun-worshipping with the neighbours; whatever the occasion, Iced Tea always returns to favour at this time of year.

With so many exquisite tea varieties to choose from here at Fortnum’s, we are forever fans of chilling our preferred brew, before chilling with it in the garden.

How are you brewing? #FortnumsTea

Breakfast Blend

G & Tea Cocktail

Prepare your G & Tea cocktail in the morning, enjoy with friends in the afternoon.
Breakfast Blend Tea (to brew 400ml)
200g Caster Sugar
400ml Gin
4 x lemons

Brew 400ml of Breakfast Blend Tea.
Make your own sugar syrup by stirring 200g of caster sugar into 100ml of boiling water, stirring gently until fully dissolved. Put aside to cool.
Once cooled, combine the syrup and tea with 400ml of dry gin and 200ml fresh lemon juice in a teapot.
Chill in the fridge and serve in teacups, garnished with fine slices of fresh lemon.

Afternoon Blend

Frui-Tea Cocktail

Easy to make (and drink), this refreshing Frui-Tea cocktail packs a punch.
60 ml Tea-infused English Barley Vodka or English Sloe Gin (steeped for about 10-20 minutes depending on size of batch and temperature of room - we recommend using our distinctive and uplifting Afternoon Blend Tea
25ml Lime
25ml Campari
20ml Raspberry syrup
1 tsp Simple syrup
A few drops of grapefruit bitters

Shaken, stirred and served up in a coupe with an orange garnish.


Darjeeling Rose Cocktail

A light, crisp tea fuses beautifully with sweet tasting peach and fragrant rose.
90ml Gin
120ml Darjeeling Tea, cooled
60ml Rose Petal Jelly
Sparkling natural mineral water
Peach Bitters

Combine first three ingredients in a mixing glass or shaker filled ¾ with ice.
Pour in separate old fashioned glasses with one large ice cube in each. Add a few shakes of the peach bitters. Stir again.
Finish with sparkling mineral water in each glass and garnish with a slice of peach.

Earl Grey Margaritas

Earl Grey Margaritas

Distinctly refreshing, with abundant citrus notes - this cocktail creation is romantic, zesty and just a little bit naughty (that'll be the Tequila).
50ml Tequila
15ml Earl Grey Tea Syrup
25ml Fresh Lime Juice

To make the syrup, add 5 Earl Grey tea bags to 500g of caster sugar and 250ml of hot water, stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture turns a light tea colour.

Shake all of the ingredients over ice and double strain into a chilled margarita coupette.

The Essentials

Tea Cocktails needn't mean a slip in standards. Ensure your serveware remains as elegant as ever, by investing in a few tea making essentials, such as these.
Fortnum & Mason English Spirits

The spirit of Fortnum's

For the very first time, we’ve brought together four of our most exquisite spirits from the UK’s leading producers in this English Spirits Quartet.

Within this gift box, you will find an exquisite selection of elegant London Dry Gin, fruity English Cassis Gin, rich Marmalade Vodka and our all-natural Barley Vodka.

It is truly the ultimate gift for any spirits lover no matter the occasion - including Afternoon Tea!

Don't stop there, it's almost perfect...

This selection of Fortnum & Mason Hampers - all under £100 - will transform a few drinkies into a Fortnum's feast.