Earl Grey Vodkatini

By • February 11, 2013 • 16 Comments

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Author Notes: I drink tea, a lot, maybe not as much as coffee but I do love a good cup of tea and Earl Grey is one of my favorites, the perfumed tea leaves are heavenly. I watched Downton Abbey last night and one thing you see frequently is the cast enjoying a drink, usually it's either a cup of tea or an alcoholic beverage so I thought why not combine the two. I added 2 tsp of good loose Earl Grey tea to some vodka, let it sit at least 2 hours or overnight. So now I wondered how I would incorporate into a cocktail. I can't call this a martini, because it's not, so I thought a little citrus in the tea infused vodka might be nice. It really is. Serve very cold, Shaken not stirred with a twist of lemon or lime and watch the final episode of Downton next weekend and enjoy a Earl Grey Vodkatini, sigh....
sdebrango

Makes 1 or 2

  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 2 teaspoons heaping tsp loose earl grey tea
  • Make the drink
  • 4 ounces earl grey infused vodka
  • 1 tablespoon cointreau
  • orange or lemon peel to garnish
  • cocktail shaker and ice
  1. Place vodka and tea in lidded container, give it a good shake and let sit at least 2 hours at room temperature or preferably overnight in the refrigerator. Strain tea leaves before using.
  2. Put ice in cocktail shaker add vodka and cointreau, shake and strain into martini glass, garnish with orange or lemon twist. Note: give the lemon or orange twist a squeeze to release the oils before putting in drink.
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over 1 year ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

How did this get past me?! Divine!

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks so much B, it is lovely!!

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

yum, somehow, I'm thinking of this as a sorbet, and a cupcake frosting! Weird, I know but I LOVE Early Grey too, though Lady Grey is my ultimate.

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

It would be a wonderful sorbet but the vodka may prevent from freezing but just earl grey and cointreau would be yummy. I too love lady grey, one of your lovely madeleines with a cup of lady grey would be wonderful.

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

Can I promise to bring some on a planned NY trip later in the year :-)

Or we could make them together :-)! Just a thought!!

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I would so love that, you know I am dying to meet you and am so sorry I didn't get a chance last time you were here. Please keep aprised of your plans. There is nothing I would like more than to get together .

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Earl Grey and vodka...Right up my alley!

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks Linda, it's like a cuppa tea with a kick!

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over 1 year ago Passion

This wins my vote! I second wssmom. The sky is the limit with this brilliant creation - orange spice, ginger, basil, cinnamon, mint......... Love this site.

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you Passion, it's very different and quite delicious!

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over 1 year ago wssmom

you are nothing short of BRILLIANT!! Love this!!

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much, coming from the Queen of Mixology that is a huge compliment. Thank you.

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over 1 year ago hardlikearmour

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I love Earl Grey & am a fan of cocktails so I am sure I'd love this! It also makes me wonder how Earl Grey infused white dog whiskey would be.

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks so much HLA, I have never had white dog whisky but must say infused in vodka is wonderful. I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I really like it. I guess because I am a big fan of earl grey tea maybe but the touch of citrus and the fragrant tea make a really good cocktail.

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over 1 year ago CarlaCooks

This looks lovely! I will be trying this very soon. My husband made a little batch of cardamom snaps, and it might make an interesting vodkatini as well.

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you, it really is and I love the cardamom vodkatini as well, that sounds delicious!