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Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

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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!

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Earl Grey Tea Cocktail
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Serves: Serves 1
 
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces cold Earl Grey tea
  • 1¼ ounces gin
  • 1¼ ounces honey simple syrup (recipe below)
  • ½ ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 lavender sprigs
Instructions
  1. Brew 4 cups Earl Grey tea. This will give you enough to make a few cocktails. Store in the refrigerator to keep cold.
  2. Make a batch of honey simple syrup to store in the fridge as well. 5 cups water, 1 cup honey.
  3. Bring to a simmer until honey has dissolved.
  4. Then cool in the fridge.
  5. Add all of the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with 2 sprigs lavender and ice.
  6. Shake several times. Then strain the cocktail into a glass over one large ice cube.
  7. Garnish with lavender.
 
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48 responses to Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

  1. Skye Parker
    March 18, 2014

    Oh yes I will. Yum!

  2. elbie
    June 27, 2014

    what does “enough to makea few cocktails” mean? 2 glasses, more? I’m thinking about making this tomorrow, for a party of about 6 people and I’m trying to figure out how much to make. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. 🙂

  3. December 8, 2014

    I added your drink to a roundup, I hope that you enjoy!
    http://jessiinthekitchen.blogspot.mx/2014/12/thirtyand-thirsty.html

  4. John
    September 18, 2015

    I suggest putting the lavender into the honey as you make the syrup – you will have a deeper, richer taste of both. The lavender looks great as a garnish.

  5. Abhishek
    December 11, 2015

    Your recipe says 6 ounces of earl grey tea, thats almost 180ml? is that correct? its that too much?

    1. Eden
      December 11, 2015

      Yes, 6 ounces, less than 1 cup. The cocktail is mostly tea 🙂

  6. June 13, 2017

    Another delicious cocktail? Ohh yeah! It’s another reason to bring out a bar cart.

  7. Rachael
    September 22, 2018

    Any recommendations for brand of gin to use for this EXTREMELY AMAZING cocktail? My hubbie and I have made this about 10 times now. We’ve now made it our mission to perfect it via type of honey and gin. 😋

    1. Eden
      September 23, 2018

      Ah!! We love this!! For this cocktail Hendricks would be great because it’s botanical, but our all time favorite is Gray Whale Gin, which can be harder to come by (https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/gin//gray-whale-gin/p/191003750) I also like St. George Gin too! As for honey, local is best! Now you have me wanting to make this again!

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