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A Sip of Marsala

Oct.23.2015

Marsala or Pantone 18-1438, the full-bodied Pantone Color of the Year for 2015, isn’t just referring to Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons. Inspired by the Northern Californian dawns at Santa Cruz Mountains, Bartender Jennifer Morgan of the award-winning Rosewood CordeValle created the Valley Sunrise cocktail with Tealeaves Panettone (Master Blend No. 5518).

Fragrant lemon and orange zest, along with a touch of vanilla, in this black tea blend brightens the oak and caramel notes of bourbon whiskey. With an added sweetness from tree-ripened peach and smooth port, the mixology becomes an earthy, jewel-toned statement in a glass.

As this year draws to a close, let’s cheers to Pantone Color of the Year Marsala with a glass of Valley Sunrise.

For more Pantone-inspired mixology recipes featuring Tealeaves blends, stay tuned for the Tealeaves x Pantone collaboration #PaletteForYourPalate. A curated online exhibition of tea+color+mood, let us guide you to take the first sip with your eyes.

· Valley Sunrise Cocktail ·

Jennifer Morgan, Bartender at Rosewood CordeValle


· ingredients for Valley Sunrise ·

6 tsp

3 cups

Hot Water

1 slice

Fresh Peach

1

Lemon, Zested & Juiced

1 oz

Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey

2 oz

Dow’s Fine Ruby Port


· steps for Valley Sunrise ·

1. Steep Panettone blend in 210°F hot water for 5 minutes.

2. Make Panettone ice cubes by freezing half of the infusion.

3. Pour a big splash of the infusion into a cocktail shaker.

4. Add fresh peach, lemon juice and muddle.

5. Add regular ice cubes and shake in cocktail shaker.

6. Place Panettone ice cubes into highball glass.

7. Strain infusion in cocktail shaker over infused ice cubes.

8. Pour port slowly on top to create color gradient.

9. Squeeze lemon zest to release oils into the glass and garnish.

 


Tealeaves Panettone

Find Tealeaves Panettone (Master Blend No. 5518)— the secret ingredient to this Marsala-colored cocktail. Mix it up or drink it neat.


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