Earl Grey Gin Cocktail
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Earl Grey Gin Cocktail
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The Earl Grey Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and aromatic drink that infuses the distinct flavor of Earl Grey tea with the botanical notes of gin. The cocktail blends the ... more The Earl Grey Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and aromatic drink that infuses the distinct flavor of Earl Grey tea with the botanical notes of gin. The cocktail blends the bold, citrusy taste of lemon juice with the sweetness of sugar syrup, all smoothed out by the effervescence of tonic water. Served in a highball glass, it offers an elegant presentation, often garnished with edible dried flowers that accentuate its sophisticated appearance. The infusion of gin with Earl Grey tea adds a unique twist, creating a drink that's both familiar and novel, making it a delightful choice for those who enjoy spirited tea-inspired beverages.
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13.33% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Earl Grey Gin Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Two hours ahead of time, steep the gin with earl grey tea bags
For every 500ml of gin, use 4 tea bags
To make the cocktail, pour the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled cocktail glass full of ice
Top with tonic water, then garnish with edible dried flowers and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly infuse the gin with Earl Grey flavor for the Earl Grey Gin Cocktail?

To infuse gin with Earl Grey flavor, start by adding one or two Earl Grey tea bags to a bottle of gin. Let this mixture steep for about two hours, tasting it periodically to ensure the flavor strength is to your liking. Once you're satisfied with the flavor, remove the tea bags. This infused gin will serve as the base for your Earl Grey Gin Cocktail, blending beautifully with the other ingredients.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Earl Grey Gin Cocktail?

For an Earl Grey Gin Cocktail, consider garnishes that complement its citrus and floral notes. A simple twist of lemon or lime peel can add zest and an aromatic flair. You might also float a thin slice of lemon or an edible flower atop the drink for visual appeal. For a tea-themed touch, a dried Earl Grey tea leaf or a small sprig of lavender can enhance both the presentation and the sensory experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Earl Grey Gin Cocktail?

The Earl Grey Gin Cocktail is best served cold. Use a highball glass for an elegant presentation. Fill the glass with ice to keep the cocktail chilled. Pour the shaken mix of lemon juice, gin infused with Earl Grey, sugar syrup, and tonic water over the ice. Stir gently if needed. Garnishing with a twist of lemon or lime adds a finishing touch, complementing the drink's flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Are there any non-alcoholic substitutes for gin in an Earl Grey Gin Cocktail?

For a non-alcoholic version of an Earl Grey Gin Cocktail, you can substitute the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit that mimics gin's botanical flavors, such as Seedlip Garden 108 or a similar product. Another option is to use tonic water infused with additional Earl Grey tea and a hint of juniper berry syrup to mimic gin's complex profile. Either substitution will retain the cocktail's characteristic flavors while making it alcohol-free.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a completely non-alcoholic version of the Earl Grey Gin Cocktail?

To create a non-alcoholic Earl Grey Gin Cocktail, start by infusing tonic water with Earl Grey tea to introduce the tea's distinct flavor profile. Use a non-alcoholic gin alternative, like Seedlip Garden 108, for the gin's botanical notes. Mix this with lemon juice and a simple syrup (or an alternative sweetener) in place of the sugar syrup. Serve this mixture over ice in a highball glass for a refreshing, alcohol-free variation.

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