Will You Be My Valentine?
By Libb Erty
AperiTea has teamed up with ZYR Russian Vodka to create romance and relaxation, a partnership that arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day. These new tea-infused mixers with pure fruit essence are an antioxidant-rich twist on cocktails.
AperiTea is preservative-free with no added sugar and is composed of fruit juices and signature Mighty Leaf tea profiles that are available in three fresh flavors: Orange Jasmine Mango, Green Tea Tropical, and Chamomile Citrus Berry.
AperiTea’s new counterpart, ZYR Russian Vodka, is a sophisticated spirit that offers a blend of winter wheat and rye. ZYR is named for its unmatched series of filtrations, distillations, and taste tests. This marriage of smooth style and sophisticated tea is slated to make a most memorable cocktail.
“Tea has long been associated with ritual and contemplation,” says Joane Filler-Varty, founder of AperiTea and hospitality director of Mighty Leaf Tea Company. “We partnered with ZYR Russian Vodka, known for its rich, full taste, to harmonize the serene, traditional elements of tea with the zest of an excellent spirit. The result [is] a cocktail conceived to refresh and rejuvenate; [it's] a welcome and relaxing choice in this era of uncertainty.”
The joint venture, centered on the theme of love, takes its motto from the sentiments of a traditional Russian toast: “Love and happiness are more important than most expensive gifts. May the eyes of our women be always lit with delight!”
“This Valentine’s Day, savor the moment. Enjoy the essence of romance. Cherish the chance for restoration with an AperiTea ZYR Red Square Cosmo,” says Filler-Varty. “It’s a cocktail that’s delightful to enjoy in the intimate setting of your own home. Although it’s based on old-world traditions, we see the delicate balance of Mighty Leaf teas and the full flavor of ZYR as a drink that brings one and all into a future full of delicious possibilities.”
UPTOWN Magazine invites you to concoct this new recipe for romance and relaxation on Valentine’s Day without leaving home:
RED SQUARE COSMO
2 oz ZYR Russian Vodka
1 oz Chamomile Citrus Berry AperiTea™
½ oz Cointreau
Juice of half a lime
½ oz Grenadine
Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel