Earl Grey Tinis – A Cocktail Fit For HRH

EarlGreyTiniCheers!

In case you missed it, I recently blogged about my excitement over the upcoming Royal Wedding.  I’m planning a “Princess pre-game” cocktail party and these Earl Grey-tinis are going to be the signature drink for my event.

It doesn’t get waspier than this drink.  They are so delicious, and totally appropriate with my “high tea” menu theme.  You can make a big batch ahead of time and have them chilling in the fridge.  Now that I know how tasty these are, it’s going to require some serious discipline not to keep a pitcher on hand at all times.

Recipe – yields 4 servings

Earl Grey Gin Infusion:
Add the juice of 1 lemon and 5 Earl Grey tea bags to 8 oz of gin. Cover and let steep at room temperature overnight. Remove tea bags and refridgerage gin infusion.

To make the cocktail:

Combine 2 oz of Earl Grey Gin Infusion with 1 oz of simple syrup over ice.  Shake.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Imbibe.

You can scale up the recipe if you are planning for a crowd – or make yourself a pitcher and drink responsibly.

Enjoy!

{Recipe note: If you hate gin (gasp! really?) you could substitute vodka – but gin is really more appropriate because the botanicals pair nicely with the aromatic tea}

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9 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    There’s a bar near my work that makes a drink called the Phoenix that involves an Earl Grey-infused gin– and thanks to you, now I can attempt to re-create it at home! Yay for creative cocktails!

  2. beverly says:

    This may just well be the first gin drink I’ll enjoy! Can’t wait for the party.

  3. victoria says:

    love this!

  4. val says:

    I was drinking earl grey yesterday afternoon and honestly contemplated making this. And I’d be one who would (gasp) sub vodka for gin.

    I need to put a cocktail up on my blog STAT. Thnx for the inspiration!

  5. Robin says:

    Would you please post all of the recipes for the Royal Wedding Viewing Party?

  6. Jo says:

    I would love to see your recipe for the scones. I love to bake and breads are what I do best. I have a recipe that is just like Cinnabon rolls but I also add crushed red hots to the cinnamon mixture.

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