Earl Grey Martini

Earl Grey Martini Recipe

Sometimes combining two of our favourite things can make something super delicious! So when we first heard about combining gin with tea we thought this sounded right up our street.

This rather British take on a classic Martini involves adding Earl Grey to the mix, now let’s face it, there’s always time for a cup of tea so why not have one in the evening and have some lovely gin in it too!

With tea first being drank some 4,000 years ago in China, it was only in the 1660’s when it was first popularised as a drink here in England. It took gin a little longer to invented in the early 17th century and become popular in the 18th century in the UK, but it’s only in more recent years that the two have been combined to create some delicious cocktails.

Earl Grey Martini Recipe

We all love a great video on how to make a cocktail and so here’s one of the best we’ve seen on how to make an earl grey martini cocktail.

Here’s what you’ll need and how to make it.

Ingredients: (makes approx 3 Martinis)

  • 2 x Earl Grey Teabags
  • 100ml of boiling water
  • 45ml of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 3 x Teaspoons of honey
  • 150ml of Gin (we recommend Tarquins gin)
  • Ice
  • Lemon Twists (as a garnish)
  • Shaker & Martini Glass

Method:

  1. Boil your kettle and add 100ml of boiling water to two Earl Grey teabags, let these infuse for 4-6 minutes, after it’s infused, remove the teabags and leave it to cool down
  2. Get your martini glass and fill with ice to chill it
  3. Get a shaker (or sealable jar) and add 30ml of the chilled tea, 15ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of honey and 50ml of your favourite gin
  4. Finally add a good handful of ice and give it a good shake
  5. Remove the ice from your martini glass and strain the cocktail from the shaker into the glass
  6. Add a lemon twist as a garnish and enjoy your Earl Grey Martini

 

Green Tea-Infused Gin
You’ll need:

  • 1 x Bottle of Gin 70cl (Tarquins dry gin works well)
  • 4-7 x tablespoons of loose high quality green tea leaves

Method:

  1. Get some high quality loose green tea leaves, and use 4-7 tablespoons of loose leaves and pour them into the bottle of gin (the more tablespoons the stronger the green tea infusion will be)
  2. Put the cap on and give the bottle a shake to mix
  3. Let it infuse for approx 2-4 hours (the longer the stronger)
  4. Strain the gin  (you may need to do it several times or use a fine strainer)
  5. Wash out the bottle to remove any remaining tea and pour the gin back in
  6. Keep in the fridge so that it can last longer

Header image credit: OliviasCuisine – check out her great recipe for Earl Grey Martinis too

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