Cocktail Of The Week: Earl Grey Mar-tea-ni

Our latest Cocktail of the Week is a contemporary classic. The Earl Grey Martini.

Thedownload Earl Grey Martini is, obviously, a very English cocktail… created by a New Yorker. It’s a very complex mix, but not overly difficult to learn.

Best believe, if you whip up a batch of these babies, you’re guaranteed to have a lot of impressed folks in your circle.

Glass: Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1½ fl ounce strong earl grey tea, chilled (recipe follows)
  • ¾ fl ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ fl ounce simple syrup
  • 1½ fl ounces gin
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge or twist, to garnish
  • Sugar to rim the martini glass

Instructions:

Make the tea:
  1. Pour the boiling water over the tea bags in a cup or teapot. Cover with a lid or small saucer and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags and chill the tea by putting it in the freezer (or ice bath) for a few minutes. Do not add ice, or it will water it down.
Make the martini:
  1. Combine the chilled tea, lemon juice, simple syrup, gin, and egg white in a cocktail shaker. “Dry shake” for 10 seconds. Then, add ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  2. Double strain (with both a Hawthorne strainer and a fine mesh strainer) into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar, garnish with a lemon wedge (or twist) and serve.
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