Earl Grey Tea Cocktail made with Raven Tea

Earl Grey Tea Cocktail made with Raven Tea

This Earl Grey Tea Cocktail is a refreshing alcoholic drink that can be made with your favorite spirit. In this recipe, we are using vodka but could easily replace it with gin or an exotic clear spirit. Our Raven Tea features Organic lavender blossoms and Earl Grey tea - paired with citrus and sparkling wine, this will be a party favorite!

Using tea in a cocktail might seem like a unique choice, but it creates a delicious base for the drink. Brightly floral and rich in tannins, it plays well with the bitters and honey that form the rest of the cocktail. Pair this with brunch or a cheese board at a get-together, and always enjoy it with friends!

The secret sauce is in the sauce

There really isn't a secret sauce here except that we use honey syrup. Honey Syrup is easy to make, all you have to do is mix equal parts of honey and warm water until combined and mixed well. Honey imparts a wonderful floral sweetness that pairs perfectly with tea. I always say that honey and tea go together like peas and carrots.

making an earl grey cocktail adding raven earl grey tea

How to make an earl grey tea cocktail

Step One

Add Raven tea leaves, lemon peel, lemon juice, and your favorite spirit to a large glass.

making an earl grey cocktail adding warm water

Step Two

Let stand and allow to steep at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Making an Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

Step Three

Strain into a highball glass, we used a wire mesh tea strainer; discard solids. Add honey simple syrup and a dash of bitters. Add sparkling wine.

Adding sparking wine to an Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

Step Four

Garnish and serve.

Raven Earl Grey Tea Cocktail with lemon garnish on counter


Do you like making cocktails with tea?

We have several teas and cocktails made with tea that we think that you will also enjoy. This hot toddy is an oldie but a goodie! This flu-beater martini is also delicious.

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara