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Tokyo Tea

tokyo tea cocktail

A bartender smiles and recommends a Tokyo Tea as you enter a bustling bar. This isn’t just any cocktail; it’s a bright, lively one that sounds like it will taste great. Created by mixing several liquors and adding a splash of melon for its distinctive green color, Tokyo Tea stands out for its strong tastes and striking appearance. It’s the best choice for people who want to try something new and absolutely lovely.

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Tasting Notes

Tokyo Tea hits your palate with a sweet and slightly tart flavor, thanks to its citrus mix and melon liqueur. The combination of spirits ensures a robust taste that’s both refreshing and potent. Its striking green color and fruity aroma make it not just a drink, but a sensory experience.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz rum
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz melon liqueur
  • A splash of lemon-lime soda
  • Lemon wheel or cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Pour the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, and melon liqueur over the ice.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  4. Strain the mix into a tall glass filled with ice.
  5. Top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda.
  6. Garnish with a lemon wheel or cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh ice in the shaker and the glass to keep the drink chilled without diluting it quickly.
  • Adjust the amount of lemon-lime soda to your liking for sweetness and fizz.
  • Chill the glass beforehand to keep your Tokyo Tea colder for longer.
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Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Tokyo Tea, opt for mid-range brands that offer quality without breaking the bank. For vodka, try Absolut or Smirnoff. Bacardi is a solid choice for rum, while Jose Cuervo works well for tequila. For gin, Gordon’s or Bombay Sapphire are recommended. Choose Cointreau for a smoother triple sec, and Midori for the melon liqueur to achieve the perfect color and taste.

Similar Cocktails

If you enjoy Tokyo Tea, you might also like these similar cocktails:

  • Long Island Iced Tea: Similar in spirit composition but with a cola splash.
  • Margarita: A tequila-based classic with lime and salt.
  • Electric Tea: Uses energy drink instead of midori
  • Cosmopolitan: A vodka cranberry delight with a citrus twist.
  • AMF (Adios Motherfucker): featuring vodka, rum, tequila, gin, blue curaçao for a vibrant blue color, and a splash of soda for fizz.

History

Tokyo Tea evolved from the Long Island Iced Tea, adopting its potent mix of spirits with a unique twist by adding melon liqueur for a distinct flavor and color. It gained popularity in the late 20th century, especially in bars looking to offer a visually striking and tasty alternative to classic cocktails.

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tokyo tea cocktail

Tokyo Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.8 from 4 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: melon, strong drinks, Tokyo Tea
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner

Instructions

  • Fill a shaker with ice.
  • Pour the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, and melon liqueur over the ice.
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain the mix into a tall glass filled with ice.
  • Top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda.
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel or cherry.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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