Simple and delicious, this gin-spiked iced tea is a great cocktail to serve at any time of year. To start, brew up a pot of Earl Grey tea and place it in the refrigerator for a few hours to cool. To make it, simply add a shot of Beefeater, some lemon juice and sugar to taste. It is crisp, delicious and really simple to make.
The Earl Grey tea blend smells citrusy and is a spicy dark blend of tea. Whether you’re using loose leaves or a teabag, you should use about a teaspoon for each cup of boiling water. For most teas, the steeping time is 4 to 5 minutes, but remember to follow the brewing time recommended for your tea. You can brew the tea in hot water and then chill it in the refrigerator for the best flavor. The tea will be ready to mix when you need it so you don’t have to wait to make the cocktail.
- Garnish the tea with a sprig of mint or lavender to add an extra hint of flavor.
- If you’re enjoying a softer spirit such as Hendrick’s or Aviation, pair it with herbal tea.
- For a little extra zing, top the drink with tonic water or sparkling water flavored with citrus.