Earl Grey Cocktails Perfect for Refined Tastes

Earl grey cocktails

The perfect Earl Grey cocktail is infused with the rich notes of the brewed bergamot tea and can be created by using alcohol-tea infusions, including a fresh pot of boiled tea in the recipe, or by creating tea-flavored simple syrups. Whether you only have a few minutes on your hands or a whole hour of free time, there's an earl grey cocktail out there for you to try. Take a look at these unique earl grey cocktails and see which one you're itching to try first.

Earl Grey Martini

Mixologist Audrey Saunders, owner of the Pegu Club in New York City, originated this delicious, and easy to make, Earl Grey Martini recipe which experiments with the regular martini format to create a delightful drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1½ ounces Earl Grey gin
  • Tea bag for garnish
  • Coarse sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. Moisten the rim of a chilled martini glass with lemon juice and turn it upside down in a saucer of coarse sugar to rim the glass. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the egg white, lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin together.
  3. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with a tea bag.
Earl Grey Martini

Earl Grey Old Fashioned

For a tea-time twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail, try out this Earl Grey old fashioned recipe, which uses Earl Grey simple syrup to imbue a hint of the tea flavor into the drink.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Earl Grey simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 ounce bourbon
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, combine the simple syrup, both bitters, and the bourbon together.
  2. Add ice and stir well using a bar spoon or stirring stick and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Earl Grey Hot Toddy

Hot teas and a hot toddy are just meant to go together, as you'll find out the first time you make yourself a cup of this Earl Grey hot toddy. The warm honey, lemon, and tea flavors will lull you into a sleep better than any nightcap recipe ever could.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce honey syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces Earl Grey gin
  • Hot water

Instructions

  1. In a heat-proof glass, combine the lemon juice, honey, bitters, and gin.
  2. Add hot water and stir the ingredients together.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.
Earl Grey Hot Toddy

Earl Grey Morning Cocktail

Start your morning off with a zip using this Earl Grey morning cocktail recipe which combines cream, cold brew coffee, bitters, and Earl Grey gin for a divine early morning pick-me-up.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce cream
  • 2 ounces cold brew coffee
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces Earl Grey gin
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the cream, cold brew, bitters, and Earl Grey gin.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and serve.
Earl Grey Morning

Sunburst Earl Grey Cocktail

For a drink that cuts at the earthy tea flavors with a citrus punch try out this Sunburst Earl Grey cocktail. To make this beverage, just combine orange syrup, Earl Grey tea, and orange vodka together.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce orange syrup
  • 1 ounce Earl Grey tea
  • 1½ ounces orange vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange syrup, tea, and orange vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice and serve.
Sunburst Earl Grey Cocktail

Boston Tea Party Cocktail

You don't need to throw away all of the tea in your house with this Boston Tea Party cocktail; just combine lemon juice, Earl Grey syrup, tequila, and ginger beer, and you'll have yourself the best bubbly afternoon drink.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce Earl Grey syrup
  • 1½ ounce tequila
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, syrup, and tequila.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a collins glass filled with ice and top with ginger beer.
Boston tea party cocktail

Versatili-tea With Earl Grey Cocktails

Among the litany of popular ingredients listed for both amateur and professional mixologists to use, teas are not often at the top of the list. However, tea's light flavor makes it really easy to incorporate into cocktails because it takes a lot of concentrated brew for it to overpower the spirits in a drink. So, if you're trying to clean out your tea cabinet but are tired of having cups of tea go cold, test out a few of these Earl Grey cocktails and see which one you like best.

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