Cascara-based cocktails? Yes please!

Without prompting, people tell us Lazy Bear Tea would make a great mixer. It's not how we usually drink this nutritious powerhouse, but we most certainly agree. The earthy, lightly sweet undertones of cascara are such a lovely base for many drinks and we've experimented quite a lot... bourbon, tequila, rum all make for a delightful match. 

 Lazy Bear Tea cascara's sweet and earthy undertones make for a delightful mixer. 

Lazy Bear Tea cascara's sweet and earthy undertones make for a delightful mixer. 

We are including two very simple recipes here, but the combinations are endless. For more inspiration, check out these incredible cascara creations from bars around the country, including a "cascara and juniper mocktail" and a "cascara no.1" with vermouth, gin, and a grapefruit cordial. Yes please. 

Cascamaro

  1. Cold steep 4 heaping tablespoons of dry cascara into 3 cups of tequila and let the infusion go over night. You can purchase dry cascara from our shop, or alternatively mix equal parts tequila and Lazy Bear Tea- Natural. 
  2. Mix 1 part cascara tequila infusion with 1 part cardamaro, and 1 part club soda
  3. Gently stir and add a little ice. 
  4. Garnish with a little bundle of whatever fresh herbs and flowers you have on hand. Mint and rosemary are both great choices you may already have around. 

Cascara Dark and Stormy

  1. Mix 4 ounces of Lazy Bear Tea- Lemon Agave with 1 ounce of your favorite dark rum, a slice of lime, a teaspoon of freshly-pressed ginger (we use a garlic press!), stir, and add some ice. 
  2. Easy as that. 

Are you experimenting with your own cascara concoctions at home? Seen any cool cascara cocktails at your local bar? Let us know! 

Lazy Bear hugs,

Daniela