Smoky and sweet, Bad Romance is a unique cocktail recipe for those who love Rose City Genmaicha. An unexpected complement, the tart flavor of lime mixes with the toasty taste of genmaicha to create an Asian-inspired margarita.


For Rose City Genmaicha Reduction:

  • 5 sachets No. 1912 Rose City Genmaicha
  • 16 ounces filtered water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 ounce Vodka (optional, lengthens shelf life)

For Cocktail:

  • 3 ounces Rose City Genmaicha reduction
  • 1 1/2 ounces Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 tsp Mezcal
  • Lime wedge garnish

Cocktail Recipe

For Reduction:

  1. Bring water to a boil and add tea sachets. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Remove tea and add sugar. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Let syrup rest and bring to room temperature. Add Vodka and store in refrigerator.

For Cocktail:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice and shake vigorously for 6 seconds.
  2. Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.