This Sunday, New Orleans hosts Super Bowl XLVII and for those hosting parties in honor of the big day, The Spice and Tea Exchange in the French Quarter suggests the Super Fan tea cocktail be part of the celebration.
The Super Fan starts with an infused vodka using Blood Orange Smoothie Tea sold at The Spice and Tea Exchange stores. Robin Reynolds, owner of the Louisiana TSTE franchise, created the drink.
In a phone interview today, Reynolds says The Super Fan is “a beautiful looking drink as well as an amazing drink”.
The Super Fan recipe:
- 1 oz of TSTE Blood Orange Smoothie Tea
- 1 Cotton Bag
- 1 Bottle Vodka
- 1 Bottle Cointreau
- 1 Bottle Triple Sec
- Fruit Juices to taste (Reynolds uses orange, pineapple, mango and sometimes a dash of Pom juice as well)
Put the loose tea into the cotton bag. Put vodka into a pitcher. Drop bag into vodka and let it sit covered in the fridge for at least 2-3 days preferably a week.
When ready to make drink, remove bag from vodka. You can empty the bag, wash it out and use it again for another drink.
When ready to make the drink mix vodka and all other ingredients into large canister for serving. Serve over ice and enjoy!
Reynolds’ store will have their own Super Bowl party tomorrow featuring drinks and appetizers using ingredients that can be purchased at TSTE, including three custom blend dips for snacking.
Within walking distance of Superdome in New Orleans, Reynolds’ store will also be open on Sunday. While the Brothers Harbaugh and their teams, the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, face off in the Superdome, stock up on some tasty treats from The Spice and Tea Exchange or enjoy The Super Fan at home.
In the Detroit area, Blood Orange Smoothie tea can be purchased at The Spice and Tea Exchange in Birmingham. If you are interested in The Super Fan drink kit, Reynold’s store sells them exclusively for $6.96 (plus shipping). That includes the tea, the cotton bag for infusing and the recipe. The kits can also be purchsed at Reynolds’ on-line store.
Reynolds adds that the recipe is good even after the game. “It makes a very large batch and is a great drink for the summer or winter.”
The Spice and Tea Exchange (“in the heart of the French Quarter”) is located at 521 St. Louis, Unit 1 New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone number is 504-5598-5689. For more information on Reynolds’ store visit them on Facebook at The Spice and Tea Exhange in New Orleans.