The Alexis Show – Rooibos Infused Cocktail At Vernick Food & Drink (VIDEO)


Tea and liquor have become fast friends on drink menus that blend part high tea and part happy hour all into one. While some tea-infused cocktails might include a tea simple syrup or chilled tea, the steeped cocktails at Vernick are handcrafted with spirits that have been infused with the tea leaves for a pure flavor. Vincent Stipo, head Bartender and Beverage Manager at Vernick, infuses cognac with a rooibos blended with orange peel and safflowers for his cocktail, The Field Gun Envy. Rooibos, a red bush grown in South Africa, is known for its depth of earthy flavor (without the caffeine) and can stand up to strong flavors-like cognac. Watch the video to see how The Field Gun Envy cocktail is made.

Vernick Food & Drink
2031 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19103

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Note that this video was originally shared on August 20th, 2014 and that we can not guarantee that the cocktail is on the menu or that the beverge manger is still at Vernick at this current time

About Author

Alexis Siemons is a tea consultant and writer living in Philadelphia. She is certified in the Foundations of Tea (Level 1 & 2) by the Specialty Tea Institute, a division of the Tea Association of the USA. As a tea enthusiast, she writes about her steeped adventures on her website and blog, teaspoons & petals, teaches a series of culinary tea classes, and develops tea-infused recipes for restaurants. She also consults with tea companies, developing tea programs and creative marketing strategies. Her recipes and stories have been published in Anthology Magazine, Grid Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine, Remedy Quarterly, Women's Health Magazine and Design*Sponge.

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