When you think of martinis, chances are that tea martinis are not the first things that you think of… especially if you’re the traditionalist type of person who tends to lean more towards traditional recipes.
But here’s the thing: You’re missing out. It’s as simple as that.
Today, we are going to teach you how to make a martini with tea leaves, more specifically Earl Grew tea leaves. This British favorite goes a long way towards adding delicious flavors to your favorite cocktail. But before that let’s take a quick look at the list of ingredients that you will need, Earl Grey tea leaves aside:
1 teaspoon of Earl Grey tea leaves
2 ounces of gin
1 ounce of lemon juice
2 ounces of simple syrup
Yep, just four ingredient are all you need to make this delicious variation of the classic martini. Keep in mind, however, that a martini is stirred, not shaken. As a result, ensure that you own a cocktail shaker. If you don’t currently own one, you can always purchase one online for $30 or so. Once you have gathered all the ingredients and tools necessary to prepare this recipe, begin by sprinkling the tea leaves over the gin and letting them steep for several hours. Once you are confident that the gin has been infused enough, strain the gin, the lemon juice and the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake until the exterior of the shaker has started to frost over and divide between two martini glasses that have been previously chilled. Garnish with fresh wedges of lemon. Serve and enjoy!