It must be the caffeine in the tea, or maybe it’s the combination of the gin, tea and honey… whatever it is, this Earl Grey tea cocktail is an energy booster! I’ll sip on one when Zan comes home from work and I’m like an Energizer bunny until 12am. It has a very mild flavor, like tea with a dash of lemon, a touch of lavender and then lightly sweetened with honey simple syrup. If you’re looking for a “healthy” cocktail, this recipe is great! It’s incredibly refreshing and easy to make because you can do the prep work beforehand. It also makes a great early evening cocktail… if you want to stay up! Sometimes I need the push to get me through my midnight work schedule!
Earl Grey Tea Cocktail (serves 1)
6 ounces cold Earl Grey tea
1 1/4 ounces gin
1 1/4 ounces honey simple syrup (recipe below)
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 lavender sprigs
Brew 4 cups Earl Grey tea. This will give you enough to make a few cocktails. Store in the refrigerator to keep cold.
Make a batch of honey simple syrup to store in the fridge as well. 5 cups water, 1 cup honey. Bring to a simmer until honey has dissolved. Then cool in the fridge.
Add all of the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with 2 sprigs lavender and ice. Shake several times. Then strain the cocktail into a glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with lavender.