This is very much my new favourite cocktail for summer, and I’m really not a gin kind of person. Here is a very slight variation on a recipe from Sugar and Charm and I hope you find it as delightful as I do. I already had a batch of Earl Grey tea sitting in my fridge so it just seemed like a logical choice. Just remember that if you’re planning to drink these late at night you might want to go with decaffeinated tea bags.
Grab yourself a pot of chilled Earl Grey tea (mine was vanilla Earl Grey which I think simply added to the goodness), some gin, some honey, some lavender (fresh sprigs are better but this was what I had), and a lemon.
In a cocktail shaker (or the ol’ Captain-America-glass-and-sundae-spoon), plop some ice, a teaspoon of dried lavender, 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice, 3/4 oz honey, and 1 1/2 oz gin.
Tip in 6 oz chilled Earl Grey tea and shake it up (or give it a good stirring).
Strain into a tumbler over ice and garnish with another sprig of lavender. I left the dried ones in, which meant I required a straw so as not to sip them up.
7 thoughts on “SideBar: Earl Grey Gin Cocktail”
looks great! thanks for sharing, will be sure to try it out when we get the sunshine back here in the UK!
Love the sound of this!
This is genius.
This certainly is genius. Earl grey I have found is a bit like Marmite, but I love it. Its unique perfumed flavour will be lovely for a an evening cocktail. Will definitely try this one! thanks
Like Marmite in that it’s an acquired taste? I’ve loved Earl Grey since I was a kid so finding this cocktail made me so happy!
Yes you either love or mate Marmite apparently. I actually had to acquire the taste of earl grey after it was the only tea a best friend drank. Would love to hear of your cocktail results 🙂