Warm up this winter with a Rooibos Cocktail
WEST HARTFORD – Treva Restaurant & Bar in West Hartford center has become a
popular dining and drinking establishment during its first year in business. Chef-owner
Dorjan Puka strives to surprise with innovative, high-quality food and beverage offerings
to match the restaurant’s contemporary and upscale ambiance.
Treva’s chef-inspired modern Italian cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine list
and a signature cocktail menu that is constantly changing along with the seasons. Enter a
winter drink that is out of the ordinary – Treva’s $30 Rooibos Cocktail, now available to
warm the cockles of the heart. The drink features Blueberry Rooibos Tea along with two
premium spirits and a blend of fruits, nuts and spices.
“It is a warm cocktail that starts off really strong but sweetens a bit as it cools,” said Mike
Giardino, Treva’s bar manager
Treva is located in West Hartford Center at 980 Farmington Ave. and is open seven
days a week for lunch and dinner. For reservations call 860-232-0407 or go to
Following is the recipe.
Tr eva’s $30 Rooibos Cocktail
In a vacuum coffee maker, heat up 8 oz. Hendricks Gin, 2 oz. CÎROC Red Berry Vodka
and 1.5 oz. simple syrup in the bottom chamber. In the top chamber, place the following
ingredients: dried lavender, mint, sliced almonds, peppercorns, cardamom, vanilla,
cinnamon sticks, Blueberry Rooibos Tea, and citrus (lemon and orange peel).
As the gin and vodka heat they will rise into the top portion of the coffee maker, infusing
with all the ingredients. Stir and remove heat. As the heat is removed the alcohol will
start to vacuum back down into the bottom chamber and that is what is served to the