Earl Grey Marteani
Makes one 6 oz. cocktail
1 1/2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. earl grey simple syrup (recipe below)
1 egg white (optional) (or substitute 1 Tbsp aquafaba)
1/4 cup brewed earl grey tea, chilled
Dried blue cornflowers (optional)
Earl Grey Simple Syrup
Makes approximately 1 cup
2 Tbsp earl grey tea leaves
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Bring the sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan, cooking on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add the tea leaves. After 30 minutes strain out the tea and set aside until the syrup has cooled to room temperature.
* Leftover syrup can be drizzled over yogurt or ice cream or added to sparkling water.
Directions for the Marteani:
Add the gin, lemon juice, syrup and egg white (if using) to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Add a handful of ice and shake again for another 30 seconds until the cocktail is foamy.
Strain into a chilled martini glass and fill to the top with the reserved earl grey tea.
Garnish with a lemon wedge and the cornflowers (optional).
*Recipe by Katheen Phipps.