Earl Grey Southside Cocktail

By CVoisey

This twist on a classic Southside Cocktail utilizes tea as a flavor component. It is easy to add the flavor of tea to any cocktail by steeping tea as one normally would then using the tea as the base for simple syrup.

Recipe

Ingredients

2 oz Hendrick's Gin

3/4 oz lime juice

3/4 oz Earl Grey Tea simple syrup

8 to 10 loose mint leaves

Instructions

shake with ice

strain into a cocktail glass

garnish with cucumber and a sprig of mint

Comments
Rhett 6 Jun 2012
10:14 am

Thank you, Charlotte! This sounds excellently delicious.
Great advice for steeping the tea at double strength. I had tried to make tea cocktails in the past by just using regular strength tea and found my cocktails were over-diluted by the time I got the tea flavour I wanted.

Cheers!

Jordan 12 Jun 2012
9:00 am

I’ve always wanted to combine tea and alcohol, but never was quite sure how.  Definitely will have to try making some tea simple syrup in the near future!

Dinah (MetaGrrrl/Bibulous) 9 Jul 2012
4:52 pm

This sounds so refreshing! Thanks, Charlotte!

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