Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Earl Grey Martini - Nope, This's Not Wine
The Earl Grey Martini cocktail is too surprising to ignore. The flavors will treat your mouth like a gimp, but I think that even you non-martini people out there will like them. Earl Grey Martinis are easy to make but have the unique flavors that we usually associate with the unearthly drinks concocted by mixolodists... er, mixastrologicalists... wait, I got it: mixologists. This drink is a reason for a cocktail party at your house. Tonight.
Here's a link to the great Earl Grey Martini recipe as designed by Audrey Saunders. My Earl Grey Martini recipe is simpler, but if you have the time, definitely try the above. I also leave the sugar off the rim.
Earl Grey Martini Recipe:
Add 3 Earl Grey tea bags to two-large-martinis-worth of gin for at least 2 hours (this will make 4 cocktails).
Make 1 cup of simple syrup using 1 cup of water and 3/4 cup of sugar. Let cool then chill.
You need lemon juice. I keep some frozen after making limoncello, but you can use fresh lemons or store-bought juice.
Get the ingredients in front of you then put ice in your cocktail shaker. At 2 parts gin to 1 part simple syrup, then add lemon to taste. Brace yourself.
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