Earl Grey Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers gin
  • white sugar, for rimming
  • 1 wedge lemon
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger fresh lemon juice
  • 2 fluid ounces simple syrup
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Sprinkle the tea leaves over the gin in a small glass, and set aside to steep for 2 hours.

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  • Step 2

    Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of white 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Cook's Note

    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 liter of gin over 1/4 cup of Earl Grey tea leaves in a glass or metal bowl, 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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