Butterfly Tea Ice Cubes – Baijiu Cocktail Blue Moon

Butterfly Tea Ice Cubes
Butterfly Tea Ice Cubes

Amaze your friends with the dramatic effect of butterfly ice cubes in your baijiu cocktails. You can use them in a host of cocktails.

Butterfly-pea flower tea more commonly known as blue tea, is a caffeine-free herbal tea made from the Clitoria Ternatea plant.

It changes colour in your cocktail through chemical changes.

Steep 1 tablespoon butterfly pea tea in 600ml of boiling water for two to three minutes, let cool, strain into ice cube tray, freeze until solid, can be used whole or crushed.

Whatever drink you pour into the glass over the blue ice cubes you must add an acidic for the chemical change to take effect, lime and lemon juice are good for this.

For a dramatic effect, fill the bottom half of your glass with regular ice cubes first to allow the colour change to show.

Blue Moon Baijiu Cocktail

45ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of sugar syrup
3 cracked butterfly ice cubes
3 plain ice cubes
½ a slice of lemon

In tumbler put three plain ice cubes, add lemon juice, V.I.P Jiu 8, sugar syrup then stir. Add butterfly ice cubes, top with lemonade and garnish with lemon slice.