8 Tea and Coffee Cocktails for a Homemade Happy Hour

Hosting a homemade happy hour with tea cocktails is a terrific way to gather friends and family for an unforgettable end-of-summer hurrah or fun weekend brunch.

Whether your preference is shaken or stirred, the following eight tea cocktail recipes are sure to please. They feature loose-leaf tea and local Colorado spirits. All loose leaf teas used in the recipes are available to buy online.

The tea cocktail recipes below feature some of our favorite collaborations with three Boulder-local distilleries, all of them producing exceptionally ranked and flavorful artisan spirits: Geek Spirits Rum Distillery, Altitude Spirits, and Suerte Tequila. From savory to sweet, relaxing to energizing, tea cocktails offer the nourishing and hydrating benefits of tea. Cheers!


Pekoe Sip House Iced Tea and Silver Rum Mojito Recipe using local Boulder ingredients

What happens when you take small-batch silver rum from organic Caribbean molasses and combine it with concentrated herbal hibiscus fruit tea, lime, and mint? The resulting mojito is an absolute gem. Try a Forbidden Mojito this August, while this limited-edition cocktail is being poured exclusively at Geek Spirits Rum Distillery in Boulder, CO.

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Forbidden Mojito Tea Cocktail Recipe

Try this twist on a traditional Cuban cocktail with organic hibiscus herbal tea! The Forbidden Mojito is a collaboration between Pekoe Sip House and artisan rum distillery Geek Spirits.

With refreshing hibiscus herbal tea and small-batch silver rum as the base for this delightful cocktail – enlivened by lime, refreshed by mint, and lightened with sparkling water – we have to ask: What’s not to love?

Pekoe Sip House Iced Tea Mojito Recipe with local Boulder, Colorado ingredients.