I literally cannot remember the last time I went a whole day without having tea. Whether it’s hot, cold, or in my food, I’m a sucker for anything tea-related. When I was in England recently, I carried tea bags around with me. I also based a couple of my city stops on where I wanted to buy tea from (hello Betty’s and Daman Freres!)
I acknowledge that I have an obsession, but I’m completely okay with this.
So when I went away over the long weekend and decided to create a cocktail, I knew it would involve tea in some way. This refreshing little number is perfect for Summer. It’s just the right mix of sweetness and tangy citrus. It’s best paired with a gin that has citrus notes.
Citrusy earl grey cocktail
- 2 ½ cups boiled water
- 4 earl grey tea bags (I used Twinings)
- 4 tbsp cane sugar
- Juice of 1 ½ lemons
- Juice of 2 oranges
- ¾ cup gin
- 1 ½ cups Prosecco
Allow your tea to steep in the boiling water for 3-4 minutes and then discard the tea bags. Stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Set in the fridge to cool for 10 minutes.
While the tea is cooling, juice your lemons and oranges and strain the pulp out.
Mix all your liquids together and chill in the fridge until ready to serve. Add slices of lemon/orange and a couple of ice cubes when you serve to win points on presentation.