Ginger Syrup: ½ cup water ½ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons chopped ginger (approximately from one 2-inch piece of ginger) Tea: 4 cups water 4 teaspoons loose jasmine Cocktail: 2 ounces chilled jasmine tea 4 ounces vodka 2 ounces ginger syrup ½ ounce peach schnapps ½ ounce fresh squeezed orange juice (about ½ small orange)
Prepare ginger syrup: Put the water and sugar in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring just to a boil in order to dissolve the sugar. Add the chopped ginger and allow syrup to simmer for about 30 minutes to infuse the flavor. Strain and reserve the syrup, discarding the ginger. Chill the syrup in the refrigerator until needed. Prepare the tea: Fill the Cuisinart PerfecTemp Programmable Tea Steeper & Kettle with water to the 4-cup marking. Put the jasmine tea into the tea infuser. Insert the tea infuser into the infuser holder and lock in the raised position. Insert raised steeping assembly into kettle. Turn kettle on, select Herbal setting (200°F) and press Temp Start. Once the water reaches temperature, the timer will display 5 minutes. Lower the tea infuser into the heated water by turning the steeper lid to the DOWN position. Press Time Start to begin countdown. Once the time has elapsed, raise the tea infuser from the water by turning the steeper lid to the UP position. Put in refrigerator to chill. Prepare the cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour cocktail ingredients into the shaker. Shake well and pour equally between 2 martini glasses. Serve immediately.