G & Tea Cocktail using earl grey tea! | The Pink Rose Bakery
Drinks

G & Tea

Traditionally all the tasty delights on offer for afternoon tea should be accompanied by a large pot of tea (leaf, not bag), but . . .

Who is to say that the tea has to be a) hot, or b) can’t be turned into a cocktail?

G & Tea Cocktail using earl grey tea! | The Pink Rose Bakery

Well, when I say cocktail . . . is a gin & tonic technically a cocktail? I don’t what you would call it. An alcoholic beverage? Sounds a bit plain, and this is anything but plain!

G & Tea Cocktail using earl grey tea! | The Pink Rose Bakery

In order to echo the citrus notes in both the gin and the tonic I have used earl grey tea. My preferred brand is teapigs darjeeling earl grey as it is very delicate in flavour and contains little bergamot petals in the bag – so pretty – but you can use whichever one you prefer.

G & Tea Cocktail using earl grey tea! | The Pink Rose Bakery

Other than the addition of the tea, the construction of this drink is just like a normal gin & tonic – heaps of ice, lemon and cucumber.

G & Tea Cocktail using earl grey tea! | The Pink Rose Bakery

A delightfully cheeky addition to an afternoon tea table.

G & Tea Cocktail using earl grey tea! | The Pink Rose Bakery

G & Tea

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces Earl Grey Tea, cold
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • tonic water
  • ice, lemon slices and cucumber slices to serve

Method:

  1. Brew a cup of earl grey tea, letting it steep for 5 minutes. Whilst still warm stir in the honey then leave to cool to room temperature.
  2. Once the tea is cold add 6 ounces to a glass. Add the gin and stir.
  3. Add the ice, lemon and cucumber and top up with the tonic water.
  4. Serve.

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