The Forgotten Land

Burma, the land of beautiful people, culture, and cuisine, shrouded by human hate. It tears at my soul to think of the atrocities occurring. So, where I can, I try to raise awareness, through bringing Burmese food and flavours to the forefront. It’s a culture side-lined by so many others that deserves to shine.


Help, support and donate. The tea for this Stunning cocktail, redolent with spice and aromatics, is available from Lost Tea Company who works directly with farmers in Myanmar.


This is the only drink you’ll need to quench those summer days.

Ingredients:


200ml Red Turmeric Tea, brewed according to instructions and chilled


Ginger Syrup:


100g Caster Sugar

100ml Water

10cm Ginger, sliced


For one Drink:


25ml Vanilla Vodka

25ml Pimm’s No 1

15ml Ginger Syrup

15ml Orange Juice

100ml Red Turmeric Tea

Ice to stir

Method:


1. Begin with the tea. Strain twice through clean coffee filters to clarify then chill in the fridge. For the syrup, add all ingredients to a pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes then remove from the heat, cover and cool to room temperature.

2. Strain the syrup through a muslin then chill until cold.

3. When ready, add the vodka, Pimm’s, measured ginger syrup and orange juice to a mixing glass with 3-4 cubes of ice.

4. Stir clockwise for 30 seconds to chill then strain through a hawthorn strainer into a glass.

5. Top with 100ml chilled Red Turmeric Tea, kick back and watch the sun set (best served with a big bowl of Burmese Nuts)