[Earl Grey Tea Infused Gin Cocktail]
Difficulty: 1 star
1.5 oz simple syrup (see Notes for recipe)
1.5 oz lemon juice
3 oz Earl Grey infused gin (see Notes for recipe)
3 ice cubes (see Notes for recipe)
club soda (sodium free)
dried rose tea buds (optional, for garnish
In a pitcher, combine simple syrup, lemon juice and the infused gin. Stir.
To each cup add 1-2 ice cubes and top off the cup with club soda. Stir again.
Add an optional garnish of dried rose tea buds from your garden or last bouquet.
INFUSED GIN: add 2 tbsp loose leaf Earl Grey tea to 8oz Gin and it let set for 2 hours covered at room temperature. Filter into another container for use later.
SIMPLE SYRUP: mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into a glass jar and cover. Makes about 1½ cups and will keep in the refrigerator for a few months.
Source: The Framed Table