Sencha Tea and Gin Cocktails

Tea and gin are a fantastic combination whether it’s as a base for a punch, a nip in your favourite fruit tea or a swanky martini.

I’ve experimented with Earl Grey tea and Rose tea infused gins with great results, but I was inspired to use Sencha tea when I discovered during my visit to the Beefeater Distillery, that it is one of the botanicals used to make Beefeater 24.

Sencha Tea

Sencha refers to ryokucha the most popular tea in Japan and is used for tea ceremonies. Like most green teas it has a grassy, herbal flavour. Being light and fresh it makes a good canvas for gin cocktails.

I’ve picked three Sencha Tea and Gin cocktails that I think are perfect flavour combinations.

E-Sencha-Ll (by Dan Warner)
E-Sencha-L cocktail with Beefeater 24.

45ml Beefeater 24 gin

45ml chilled Sencha tea


Stir ingredients together over ice and pour into a glass of your choice and garnish with grapefruit peel

Almond Iced Tea (Dan Warner)
Almond Iced Tea

50ml Beefeater 24

80ml chilled Sencha tea

22ml Orgeat Syrup

7ml Sugar Syrup

7ml freshly squeezed lemon juice.


Stir together over ice and pour into a Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and some thyme.

Sencha Flip
Sencha Flip

60ml Beefeater 24 or Plymouth Gin

45ml Chilled sweetened Sencha tea

22ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

one large egg white.


Dry shake (without ice) all the ingredients for a minute or so until you have a nice frothy mixture in your shaker. Add some ice and shake for a few seconds more until the drink is nicely chilled.

Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a small piece of lemon peel.



Have you tried any great gin and tea cocktails lately?