This article was published on July 22nd, 2016
Whilst Long Island Iced Teas have been floating around the drinking world for years, with their potent alcohol content and uncanny ability to rarely taste anything like iced tea, the Earl Grey cocktail is it’s underrated, more elegant cousin. Using the in spirit of the moment, gin, it is both delicious and thoroughly on trend.
Using honey and lemon, it creates a nostalgic flavor of a time when lemon and honey was used to relax, sooth and heal. The smokiness of the earl grey penetrates the sweetness of the honey, which in turn slices through the bitterness of the lemon juice. The three flavors combine to make a drink which is simultaneously delicious, timeless and rare.
- 3 oz Earl Grey infused gin
- 1 ½ oz liquid honey
- 1 ½ oz fresh lemon juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Stir. Strain into a glass half filled with ice. Garnish with a fresh slice of lemon.