The recipe for a liquid sunset
January 21, 2012 3:46 PM   Subscribe

The Darjeeling Sunset: please help us figure out this drink

My dad fondly remembers this drink, served in indian restarants as a digestif, e.g., the Agra, in central London in the '60s. It was served hot, filling a large brandy snifter with a glowing orange globe of liquid sunset. All we know is that it contained tea, was strongly alcoholic, and slightly cloudy.

Google doesn't know. Can you help us identify this drink?
posted by bonehead to Food & Drink (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have never heard of a Darjeeling Sunset, so I'm working entirely off of guesswork here.

Between the color, the cloudiness, and the name, I'm going to go with an analogy to a Tequila Sunrise and suggest brandy, tea, orange juice, and grenadine. Give that a try, maybe?
posted by KathrynT at 5:13 PM on January 21, 2012

I'd suggest looking for a tea-based toddy (link to google search for those terms). There are a bunch of recipes and I think it would probably be a great deal of fun to try them all out.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:29 PM on January 21, 2012

Or maybe this one, from a collection of warm drinks

Sunset Tea

This fragrant cocktail is best made from a strong tea.

Pour into a pan:

2 dl. black tea
1 cl. Rum (Amber)
4 cl. Cointreau
8 cl. Orange Juice

Warm until boil and serve with a slice of orange and cloves.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:31 PM on January 21, 2012

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