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Nice Twist: The Dushanbe Teahouse’s Orange Blossom Mojito

7/26/2011 10:38:02 AM

Tags: Recipes, Mojito, Boulder, Colorado, Dushanbe Teahouse, Orange Blossom Mojito, Robyn Griggs Lawrence

0 Robyn HeadshotThe Dushanbe Teahouse is a gift from the people of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to Boulder, Colorado, its sister city. The museum-quality building was handbuilt in Tajikistan, disassembled, crated and sent to be rebuilt in Boulder as a symbol of friendship and cultural exploration—and it serves its purpose. A wonderful gathering spot for tea or tequila, the Teahouse offers more than 100 premium teas, traditional afternoon tea service and food made with fresh, natural ingredients from the owners’ farm.

During a grown-up tea party the other night, Teahouse owners Sara and Lenny Martinelli served delicious, different Orange Blossom Mojitos—made with a touch of tea and not too sweet. They were good enough to share the recipe with me, so I can share it with you. It’s the perfect light, refreshing cocktail for a warm summer evening—like this one.

mojitoDushanbe Teahouse’s Orange Blossom Mojitos 

• 6 cups water
• 6 cups sugar
• 2 tablespoons Green Lemonade Tea
• Zest of whole orange
• 13 mint leaves
• 1/2 lime
• 1 1/4 cups white rum
• 1 ounce soda water

1. To make the simple syrup, combine water, sugar and Green Tea Lemonade; steep for 4 minutes. Add orange zest and steep.

2. To make the mojitos, mold the mint and lime together with simple syrup. Add rum. Shake well with ice. Pour in glass and top off with soda water. 

Green Lemonade Tea 

Combine 4 cups brewed green tea, 1 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup honey and ice. 



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