Earl Grey Spritz

You could argue the Earl Grey Spritz is as much a Spritz, as it is a kinda Highball. This is a refreshing yet dry cocktail that’s packed full of flavour, with a crisp and lightly bitter finish. A great drink if you like an Aperol Spritz or even a Negroni but find them too sweet. This could be a great drink for you!

Infusing a spirit with tea is a great way to add flavour to your cocktails. No heat required, the alcohol will do the flavour extraction for you. This is a simple but great technique to learn if you haven’t done it so far, and can add a whole new dimension to your cocktail making.  Read More

 

Spirits

Build

Ingredients 

  • 60 ml EARL GREY INFUSED GIN (2 parts)
  • 15 ml RED BITTER APERITIVO (1/2 part)
  • 30 ml RED/PINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE (1 part)
  • 105 ml SPARKLING WATER (3 1/2 parts)
Pin Recipe

How to make it

  • 1 – Infuse your favourite classic style gin with earl grey tea. (see below for details)
  • 2 – Add all ingredients to a highball glass. Ensure grapefruit juice is fine strained to avoid unsightly solids floating in your drink.
  • 3 – Fill glass with ice, garnish and serve.
  • Earl grey tea infused gin
  • 1 – To a mixing jug or bowl add 3 Earl Grey tea bags or 10-12 grams loose leaf Earl Grey tea for every bottle 750/700ml of gin. (A French Press works really well for this).
  • 2 – Stir well to ensure the leaves are fully soaked into the gin.
  • 3 – Let the tea and gin sit to infuse. DO NOT HEAT. The alcohol will do the job of pulling all the flavours out of the tea.
  • 4 – Infuse at room temperature for at least 2 hours or put in the fridge overnight.
  • 5 – Strain the infused gin through a tea strainer, or coffee filter paper into a clean glass bottle (reuse the gin the bottle for simplicity).
  • 6 – Store the bottle in the fridge, sealed, until ready to use.
  • 7 – For more details on using tea in cocktails – Click here.
  • Top Tips:
    The more tea you add the faster the infusion will be.
    Stirring will also extract flavours faster.
    Beware OVER EXTRACTION! Over extracting tannins will make the gin excessively bitter and unpleasant, and you can’t balance out bitter flavours!
Tried this recipe?Mention @candra_drinks or tag #makebetterdrinks

Shopping list calculator

Earl Grey Spritz
What you need
Ingredient 0 0 unit
Gin 0 0 ml
Red Bitter Aperitivo 0 0 ml
Red / Pink Grapefruit Juice 0 0 ml
Earl Grey Tea 0 0
Sparkling Water 0 0 ml
Grapefruit Slice 0 0
Ice 0 0

As always, don’t forget to show us what you made by tagging us!
@Candra_Drinks #MakeBetterDrinks #CandraDrinks

Liked this? You’ll love these.

How much juice can you squeeze from a lemon?!

Download Our FREE Cocktail Ingredients Guide

Get Nerdy With Our Latest & Greatest Recipes, Stories & Tips