Earl Grey Martini

A martini perfect for a warm summer evening on the patio watching the sunset. The herb-flavoured gin compliments the natural flavours from the earl grey tea. Squeeze in some fresh lemon and it's just like a glass of iced tea!

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on August 26th, 2011

A martini perfect for a warm summer evening on the patio watching the sunset. The herb-flavoured gin compliments the natural flavours from the earl grey tea. Squeeze in some fresh lemon and it’s just like a glass of iced tea!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers gin
  • white sugar, for rimming
  • 1 wedge lemon
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger fresh lemon juice
  • 2 fluid ounces simple syrup

Directions

Sprinkle the tea leaves over the gin in a small glass, and set aside to steep for 2 hours.

Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of white sugar ont a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rims of 2 martini glasses with a wedge of lemon, dip the moistened glasses into the sugar; set aside.

Strain the infused gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the rimmed glasses to serve.

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