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The Earl Grey MarTEAni

Updated: Jan 27, 2021


Hey Rusty's if you like Tea then this is going to be your ultimate cocktail recipe. If you like Gin then the same goes!! Combining the two together seems to make no sense right? For some reason this recipe just works and is amazing!!!!

This is an original cocktail developed by the now legendary bartender Audrey Saunders. Audrey Saunders is an American bartender best-known as the proprietor of New York’s iconic Pegu Club. She is widely recognized as a pioneer in the modern bartending movement. The Pegu Clubs' legacy is that it made craft cocktail accessible in a maze of already established bars using cutting edge mixology. Audrey is credited with ushering in the modern bartending movement and the bar became a haven for aspiring bartenders and mixologists. In 2009, The Pegu Club took home Tales of the Cocktail honors for “Best American Cocktail Bar,” and Saunders earned a nomination as “American Bartender of the Year.” In 2011, she was honored as “Best Mentor” at the annual event.

In this recipe Audrey Saunders introduced the unexpected element of tea by way of Earl Grey-infused gin in her classic sour and so here it is Rustys your new favorite cocktail. Can you have it for breakfast? Sure. I won't tell.



  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice

  • 1 ounce simple syrup

  • 1 1/2 ounce Earl Grey tea-infused gin

  • 1 egg white


  1. Measure all the ingredients into a cocktail tin.

  2. Rim your chilled glass with sugar

  3. Shake all ingredients without ice first until contents of the tin feel like they have frothed up nicely. (you will know by feel and sound)

  4. Add ice and shake hard until your tin is frosty cold. Strain into a chilled Martini or nick & nora glass.

  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

To make Earl-Grey Infused Gin

1 x 750 ml bottle of gin, preferably Tanqueray

4 x tablespoons loose Earl Grey tea

Measure and funnel loose tea into a bottle. Let it sit at room temperature for two hours. Strain through a fine sieve or coffee filter into a bowl. Rinse out bottle to remove loose tea, and pour infusion back into clean bottle. This will keep for a long time refrigerated.

And there you have it Rusty Army a delicious tipple to delight your taste buds. Remember to always drink responsibly and to drink better.

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