A variation on the classic Bee's Knees, this herbal tipple is a tea lover's dream! We'll happily incorporate this into our afternoon 'tea' routine...
Earl Grey Gin Cocktail
Recipe adapted from One Martini
60ml earl grey tea infused gin
20ml lavender simple syrup
20ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 egg white
1 lavender sprig, to garnish
For the Earl Grey gin infusion:
Place 1 earl grey tea bag into a mixture of 2 cups gin and let sit for 2 hours. Strain the infusion into a bottle and use.
For the lavender simple syrup:
Combine equal parts sugar and water with a tablespoon of fresh lavender blossoms in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute and then remove from heat. Let steep for 30 minutes and when ready, strain the mixture and let it cool before using.
Combine all of the ingredients (except for the lavender sprig) into a cocktail shaker without ice and shake vigorously.
Add ice to the shaker and shake again.
Double strain the mixture into a chilled glass, garnish with the lavender sprig and serve!