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Midnight Drifter
Cocktails & Mocktails

Midnight Drifter

Joshua Henry

Recipe by: Joshua Henry

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Created in collaboration with Tea Forté, Bulova, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, this specialty cocktail marries the simplicity of natural flavors and modernity, a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright himself.

Midnight Drifter cocktail with infuser

Midnight Drifter

Recipe by: Joshua Henry


For the Oolong tea concentrate
For the Oolong tea syrup
  • 4 oz of tea concentrate 
  • 4 oz cane sugar
For the cocktail
  • ¾ oz Oolong tea syrup
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz Amaro
  • 1½ oz rye whiskey
  • 1 egg white
  • ice
  • Angostura Bitters


Make the Oolong tea concentrate
  1. Place the pyramid tea infusers into a mug and pour in 1 cup of near-boiling water. Let steep for 30 minutes. Remove the infusers when done steeping and discard, reserving the liquid.

Make the Oolong tea syrup
  1. In a small saucepot on medium heat, combine 4 oz of Oolong tea concentrate and 4 oz of sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat. Pour syrup into a container and allow to cool before use. Store the remaining tea syrup in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Make the cocktail
  1. Add all the cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker except for the Angostura bitters and ice, and dry shake for 15 seconds.
  2. Add ice and shake for 15 more seconds to emulsify the egg white. Double-strain the cocktail into a coupe glass and garnish with a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Enjoy!

Yield: 1 cocktail

*Oolong Créme tea is available in pyramid tea infusers within the Frank Lloyd Wright® Collection. See below for all options.

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