Blooming Jasmine – created by Cheri Loughlin
3/4 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum
3/4 part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3 parts Jasmine Tea – prepared (double steeped)
1-1/2 part Guava Juice
1-1/2 part Zipang Sparkling Sake (drier, less sweet addition)
1-1/2 part Brut Champagne with 1/2 part simple syrup added to ingredients prior to shaking over ice. (sweeter)
Prepare Republic of Tea Asian Jasmine with double the tea bags and double the time directed for steeping on package. Set aside to cool. Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice (except sake or champagne toppers). Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a large cocktail glass or serve on the rocks in a tall glass. Top with optional sake or champagne toppers if desired.
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