Botanist T mixed by MyBeverageGuide

The Botanist T Cocktail is a well-balanced drink with flavourful Roiboos-Vanilla Tea. Paired with Lemon, Gin, and some Orange Zest, it's a refreshing and crisp summer and autumn cocktail.
The recipe is my own signature.


  • 30 ml
    the botanist islay dry gin (Gin)
  • 30 ml
    cointreau blood orange (Fruit Liqueur)
  • 100 ml
    Samova Orange Safari Roiboos Vanilla Tea (rooibos tea)
  • 20 ml
    simple syrup (1:1) homemade (sugar syrup)
  • 20 ml
    lemon juice fresh (lemon juice)
how to mix:
  1. Brew the tea and let it cool down.
  2. Remove the tea herbs from the water. And keep the strong brew refrigerated.
  3. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
  4. Shake until chilled and strain into a serving glass filled with ice.
  5. Add your garnish.
Timo Wessels
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beverage details


bar technique:
Hot Brew, Shake, Strain, Zest a Fruit
White Wine Glass
orange twist


Autumn, Light, Modern
Autumn, Citrus Sunshine, Holiday Cheer
rusty Brown

aroma chart

  • Fruity
  • Alc. Strength
  • Sweetness
  • Sour
  • Herbal
Lemon, Rooibos, Vanilla
clean, elegant, juicy

detailed mixing instructions

  1. Brew the tea.
  2. Let the tea sit for a while until it is cooled down to room temperature.
  3. Remove the tea herbs from the water. And keep the strong brew refrigerated.
  4. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  5. Prepare your bottle setup.
  6. Prepare your garnish.
  7. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
  8. Add ice cubes into the shaker
  9. Shake for about 10 seconds.
  10. Add ice cubes to the white wine glass.
  11. Strain into the serving glass.
  12. Add your garnish.
  13. Clean up your working station.

mixing tips

mise en place

  • Try to use cold liquids to mix the drink.


  • You can always adjust the sweetness afterwards.


  • A strong brew will give you more flavour in a drink.
  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.

used homemade ingredients

  • Simple Syrup (1:1)

    • 1 kg
      white sugar granulated (Sugar)
    • 1 ltr
      hot water (Water)
    to the recipe

editor recipe notes

Once in a while, you focus on certain ingredients. And somehow, Rooibos-Vanilla Tea is like the Elderflower for Cocktails =).
What I like about tea is that it contains no sugar, has a lot of flavors that you can control, and is very versatile to use.
Instead of always mixing a Drink with Juice, you should try some strongly brewed tea. That’s what we did with the Botanist T cocktail. You can play around with some different styles of Gin and the amount of tea. You could even make a twist and serve it in a coupette glassware. The world is open to you =)

  • about : Timo Wessels

    Timo Wessels is a passionate bartender dedicated to improving his bartending skills. His love for beverages extends to spirits, liqueurs, beer, wine, and coffee, and he actively seeks knowledge in these areas. As a certified spirit and beer sommelier, Timo enjoys sharing his expertise and teaching others. Through MyBeverageGuide, his goal is to create a global knowledgebase for bartenders, hobbyists, and producers alike.

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