A New Kind Of Functional Beverage

11.10.20 12:51 PM By Shelby

A New Kind Of Functional Beverage

The functional beverage trend has continued to gain momentum throughout 2020, and it’s not going away anytime soon. When thinking of “functional beverages”, often times CBD and energy are what come to mind. While these are great, on-trend additives to incorporate into your menu, we urge you to look beyond these two trends and think about what your customers are looking for in a beverage. 

Our friends at Maya Tea Co describe the different types of functional beverages in terms of a compass, as shown below. 

functional tea compass by maya tea company
Image Credit: Maya Tea Co

The recipe we have below falls under the “Downer” category. This Moscow Mule-inspired mocktail has uses Maya Tea Co’s Relaxing Mint Herbal, which is described as “a soothing blend of chamomile, refreshing peppermint, and floral lavender. This infusion is a calming tea, perfect for tranquility and healing.” The iced tea is then mixed with Torani Ginger Lemongrass Syrup and ran through our Nitro Infuser to create a refreshing yet soothing drink perfect for those after-coffee hours. 

Kegged Nitro ChamoMule

*Note: This recipe fills a 5 gallon keg, so you can serve this mocktail on tap all day!


  • 3 oz Maya Tea Co’s Relaxing Mint Herbal Tea

  • 64 oz Boiling Water

  • 3.5 Gal Chilled Water

  • 25 oz Torani Ginger Lemongrass Syrup


Relaxing Mint Tea - Load 3oz of Relaxing Mint Tea into a filter bag or basket (we recommend Alto Cold Brewfilters) and drop it into a 5 gal., heat-safe container. Pour 64oz of boiling water over the tea and let it steep for 1-2 minutes. With the tea still inside the container, add 3.5 gallons of chilled water and move to a refrigerated space for 16-18 hours. Remove and discard the tea

Add Torani Ginger Lemongrass Syrup and stir until combined. Pour the mixture into a 5 gallon keg and cool. Connect keg to Nitro Infuser, adjust infusion level as desired, and dispense into a Tom Collins glass. Garnish with mint leaves and a lemon twist. 

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