“Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp.” – The Minister of Leaves, The Republic of Tea
Lady Grey tea is a variation on the famous Earl Grey tea. Like Earl Grey it is a black tea scented with oil of bergamot. Lady Grey tea also contains lemon peel and orange peel oil.
Lavender Lady Grey
1 egg white
2 ounces earl grey tea infused gin
¾ ounce lavender simple syrup
¾ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
Lavender for garnish
Combine all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker and shake without ice. Add ice to the shaker and shake again.
Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lavender flower.
*To make the earl grey tea infused gin: Combine 1 earl grey tea bag with 2.5 ounces gin and let sit for 2-4 hours (we let our gin and tea sit for 4 hours). Strain into a glass bottle and use as desired. (We used Twinings Lady Grey tea and Tanqueray Gin for infusing).
*To make the lavender simple syrup you need 3 ingredients: water, sugar, lavender. We use a 1:1 ratio. Combine 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar. Heat the combination and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add a tablespoon of lavender to your simple syrup while the syrup is still warm. Allow the lavender to steep in the syrup for 5-10 minutes (taste frequently to see how potent you’d like your syrup to be). We used a stainless steel tea strainer to add our lavender so that we would not have to strain the lavender seeds out of the simple syrup.