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Amaro Iced Tea Recipe

Amaro Iced Tea Recipe

This summer cocktail is perfect to find refreshment in the heat, including some of its own local flavour courtesy of Hot 100 Wines Chief Steward, Mark Reginato.


– 2 tsps forest fruits tea
– 2 tsps Earl Grey tea
– 1L water
– 60mL lemon juice
– 100mL lemonade
– 250mL Applewood Okar Amaro
– 250mL Maidenii Sweet Vermouth


– Sliced lemon, orange and strawberries
– Blackberries
– Mint


1. Heat water in a saucepan; once boiled turn off the heat

2. Add teas and infuse for 10 minutes

3. Strain into a large heatproof pitcher; refrigerate for an hour

4. Once chilled, add remaining ingredients

To serve

5. Top pitcher with ice; add some fruits; stir

6. Fill glasses with ice, fruits, mint; add Amaro iced tea

Note: This recipe can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours


Photography: Josh Geelen

This recipe first appeared in Hot 100 Wines 2017/2018, now available on the street.


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