Blue Hill's Whey Punch Cocktail

December 13, 2015
3 Ratings
Photo by Mark Weinberg
  • Serves 1
What You'll Need
  • For the Earl Grey tea-infused gin and beer syrup:
  • 15 used Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 bottle gin (we used Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin)
  • Leftover flat beer
  • 1 to 2 ribbons orange zest
  • 1 splash vanilla extract
  • Sugar, to taste
  • For the whey punch:
  • 1 1/2 ounces Earl Grey tea-infused Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin
  • 1/2 ounce beer syrup
  • 1 ounce yogurt whey
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur
  1. For the Earl Grey tea-infused gin and beer syrup:
  2. For the Earl Grey tea-infused gin: Take 15 used Earl Grey tea bags and infuse one bottle of gin for up to 1 hour, depending preferred strength of the infusion. The goal is to extract color, flavor, and a bit of the tea's tannins. If you infuse for too long, the gin will become too astringent—so tasting along the way is recommended. When finished infusing, remove the tea bags and squeeze out any excess gin from the bags. Filter the gin through a fine mesh strainer if any of the tea bags should break open.
  3. For the beer syrup: Bring the beer to a simmer along with a ribbon or two of orange zest and a splash of vanilla. Reduce the mixture by half. Add sugar to taste. Let cool before using.
  1. For the whey punch:
  2. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice except the Beach Plum Liqueur. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice.
  3. Float the Beach Plum Liqueur over the top of the drink.

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3 Reviews

Annie C. April 18, 2018
Can you clarify used tea bags? Like used recently in that they've been steeped and are still wet? Have been used over the course of a few days and are now dry? Thanks!
lisa123 April 1, 2016
Love this! Took me a minute to realize it's April fools day. It was only when I read the serving size that it dawned on me. I actually have a recipe for green tea punch that is similar , it came from Hawaii when we lived there in the 50's. We served it once at a big party and every one got so snockered that we never made it again.
Nichola P. October 10, 2017
Hmm. Pretty sure this is a bona fide cocktail recipe... sounds interesting too!