Chinese New Year celebrations are not officially over until the Lantern Festival on the 5 March. We think that provides more than enough reason to try out this delightfully light variation on a Negroni. Maybe don’t go replacing the Chinese Blue Lady tea with camomile.
Chinese Tea Negroni
Add a teaspoon of Chinese Blue Lady Tea to a bottle of Beefeater, and leave for 15 minutes. If you choose to infuse a lesser quantity of gin (enough to make a few drinks, rather than the whole bottle) leave the tea for a shorter amount of time – try every three minutes until it suits your tastes.
Sieve the gin, as you don’t want any tea leaves or flowers in the drink.
Add the gin to a rocks glass with a few cubes of ice. Add the Campari and Martini Rosso and stir for about 30 seconds. Garnish with an orange twist, squeezed over the glass and add to the drink if you prefer.