Earl grey-infused martini

    2 hours 10 min

    If you love martinis and Earl Grey tea, this cocktail is for you. Earl Grey-infused gin is shaken with ice, lemon juice and simple syrup, then served in sugar rimmed martini glasses.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 teaspoon Earl Grey tea leaves
    • 85ml gin
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar, for rimming
    • 1 wedge lemon
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons simple syrup

    Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr soaking  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Sprinkle the tea leaves over the gin in a small glass and set aside to steep for 2 hours.
    2. Pour 5mm to 1cm of caster sugar onto 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.
    3. 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.


    To make it easier, the Earl Grey infused gin can be made in a large quantity ahead of time. To infuse the gin, pour 1 litre of gin over 4 tablespoons of Earl Grey tea leaves in a glass and allow to steep for 2 hours. Afterwards, strain the gin back into its bottle. Do not press the tea leaves to extract excess gin - this can make the infusion bitter.

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    Absolutely amazing!!! Earl Grey tea bags work just fine and don't require any straining. I used one in lieu of each teaspoon of loose leaves. This is perhaps the best cocktail I've ever had!  -  04 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    EXCELLENT! Taste just like the "T' Martini at Bellagio. The only issue I had is that it makes either one decent sized martini or two tiny martinis. Either way it is delicious and easy peasy to make. Like others, I steeped a earl grey tea bag instead of loose leaves. Thanks so much for sharing!  -  13 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This drink is amazing! I first had it at the Encore hotel in Las Vegas at one of their bars--it was their signature drink. I fell in love with it and had to replicate it at home. And this is it! I use vodka instead of gin (that is just my preference), and couldn't be happier.  -  14 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)