Holiday Mere-tini

By Rodney Bowers
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Ingredients

  • 44 milliliters (1 1/2 oz) Earl Grey tea-infused Tanqueray gin
  • 22 milliliters (3/4 oz) fresh lemon juice
  • 30 milliliters (1 oz) simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Lemon twist, to garnish

Directions

EARL-GREY TEA-INFUSED TANQUERAY GIN

  1. Add 4 tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves into a 70 ml bottle of Tanqueray gin (or other high-proof gin), cap and shake. 
  2. Let it sit at room temperature for at least two hours. 
  3. Strain the infused gin through a coffee filter into a separate container. 
  4. Rinse out bottle to remove loose tea, and pour gin back into clean bottle. Can be store indefinitely if refrigerated. 

TEALICIOUS HOLIDAY MARTINI

  1. Take a chilled coupe glass, half-rim it with sugar and set aside.
  2. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker without ice and dry-shake vigorously (at least ten seconds).
  3. Add ice and shake again.
  4. Strain into prepared coupe.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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