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Earl Grey Martini Gin Cocktail

Gin and gin and tonic have been in a continuous upswing for years. There are always new gin varieties, gin cocktails and recipes with gin coming out. The love affair with this spirit seems to be never ending.

The combination of gin and tea is currently becoming more and more popular. The tea gives the gin additional flavors and increases the complexity of the cocktail. Just like the Earl Grey Martini cocktail by Audrey Saunders from the New York bar Pegu Club

Earl Grey Black tea plays the main role in this drink. It is macerated beforehand in the gin. You can infuse fresh tea in the gin or simply use tea bags, the choice is yours. Keep in mind that the higher the alcohol content of the gin, the more tea flavors it will capture.

Recipe

Earl Grey Martini Gin Cocktail

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Servings: 1 person

Ingredients

  • 50 ml gin
  • 2-3 leaves of Earl Grey tea or 1 tea bag
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 25 ml sugar syrup
  • 15 ml protein

Instructions

  • The first step is to let the Earl Grey tea infuse in the gin until a dark color develops. Exactly how long this takes cannot be said. That depends on whether you use fresh tea or teabags and also on the alcohol content of the gin.
  • As soon as the tea has infused into the gin, pour it into a cocktail shaker together with the lemon juice, the sugar syrup and the egg whites.
  • Shake properly for at least 30 seconds so that everything binds together.
  • Finally, strain gin cocktail Earl Grey Martini into a well-chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon zest or a lemon wedge and serve.

Which gins goes best with Earl Grey Martini?

Finding the right gin for this gin cocktail can be an almost scientific task. Because gin and tea have to be in balance rather than overpower the other or become bitter. Below are our top choices.

Hendrick’s Gin
Rating: 5/5

Hendrick’s Gin plays very well with the tea. The original taste of the gin remains in the background. At the same time the gin emphasizes the Earl Grey tea, so that the tea flavors can take on the main role. Gin tea anyone?
Read Hendrick’s Gin Review and Prices

Tanqueray No. Ten Gin
Rating: 4/5

Even Tanqueray 10 suits this cocktail. However, you have to be particularly careful with the brewing time, otherwise the gin’s own taste will be eclipsed. It is worth experimenting a little to find out the optimal brewing time. We recommend starting with shorter brewing times at the beginning. When you get the balance right, the result is a harmonious cocktail that is wonderfully supported by the dryness of this gin. The actual taste of Tanqueray No. Ten is, however, lost.
Read Tanqueray No. Ten Review and Prices

Which gins should not be used in Earl Grey Martini

Sipsmith London Dry Gin
Rating: 3/5

Due to the relatively low alcohol content of only approximately 41%, Sipsmith Gin needs a little longer to absorb the tea flavors. Nevertheless, the gin notes are totally lost and the gin does not really support the cocktail as Tanqueray ten does. So why not use Tanqueray 10?
>> Sipsmith London Dry Gin Review

Monkey 47 Black Forest Dry Gin
rating: 1/5

The complexity of the Monkey 47 is difficult to combine with the taste of the tea. The variety of botanicals and the combination with the black tea almost inevitably form bitter notes that put Earl Grey Martini out of balance.
>> Read Monkey 47 Black Forest Dry Review and Prices

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