This 'martini' is perfect for fans of Earl Grey tea!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 cocktails
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 21.3g 7% DV; fatg; sodium 2.3mg; cholesterolmg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
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! Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
I think this martini is just great. I use a little less simple syrup and next time I will try the double bergamot tea leaves. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
These martinis are great! It does take some time to steep the tea in the gin but the recipe is otherwise so simple and inexpensive. There's no need to spring for an expensive brand of Earl Grey- I used the generic supermarket brand (less than 2 for a box) left it in the bags while it brewed and it still turned out perfect. I'm looking forward to serving them at my holiday party this weekend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
Amazing! Don't change a thing and follow recipe exactly. Now I have to go make another one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2012
Bombay Sapphire gin made this wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2012
This was wonderful! I prefer vodka so I used that but I'll try the gin soon. I didn't want to wait the 2 hours so I microwaved the vodka for 40 secs (boiling at that point) and steeped the tea bag for 5 minutes. I cooled the "tea" in an ice bath for about 15 minutes until it was room temp. Otherwise I did everything as the recipe dictated. I tried using a little less syrup as another user suggested but I ended up needing the full amount to cut the tartness of the lemon. I also used raw sugar instead of white sugar because I think it looks better! I gave it 4 stars because there is no way this makes 2 servings. This barely filled a martini glass and only has 3 ounces of alcohol (the equivalent of 1 regular martini). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2013
Made this for a dinner party and my guests loved it! It was so simple to make. I brewed tea bags in Bombay Sapphire Gin for a few hours and then mixed it with lemonade. So easy and so tasty! Read More
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