This Earl Grey Mar(tea)ni is the Brunch Cocktail You Need

An orange-coloured frothy MarTeaNi against an orange background
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 min
1 cocktail

Earl Grey is a breakfast tea staple often served with cream and sugar, but when shaken with gin, it’s even more delicious. This easy cocktail is a tea-infused variation on the classic gin sour. The floral notes of Earl Grey tea pairs perfectly with the botanical notes of the gin – making this the ultimate spring cocktail for your next “tea time.” Cheers!

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cup sugar, plus more for rimming
cup water
Earl Grey tea bag, plus loose tea leaves for rimming
oz gin of choice
oz lemon juice
egg white


Ingredients required for a MarTeaNi, including a martini glass, a shaker, glass tray, loose earl gray leaves and more
Step 1

Add sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Step 2

Remove from heat and add 1 Earl Grey tea bag. Let steep for 10-15 minutes, depending on how strong you want the tea flavour to be.

Step 3

Rim martini or coupe glass with sugar and loose tea leaves, set aside.

Step 4

Add gin, lemon juice, Earl Grey simple syrup you made earlier and egg white to a shaker without ice. Shake vigorously (10-15 seconds).

Step 5

Add ice to the shaker and shake again until chilled. Strain into rimmed martini or coupe glass. Enjoy!

Hand pouring out the mar-tea-ni cocktail into a rimmed martini glass

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