The Bee’s Teas Gin Cocktail

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Drink of the WeekBeefeater 24 gin inspired me to concoct this simple cocktail that plays with the tea and citrus notes of the liquor.

I think it accentuates the spirit’s flavor and is a good match for its smooth and rich nuanced character.

Using frozen fruit and berries as ice cubes is a new thing I’ve been doing lately.

Not only is it pretty, but it cuts down on the water that will be added to your drink if you’re not a fast drinker. Also it slowly imparts a bit of the fruit flavor for a subtle twist.

Top it off with a splash or two of club soda if you want to add a little bit of effervescence to your day.

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Beefeater 24 Gin (actually a wee bit more than this)
  • 1 oz warm water
  • 1 oz honey
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag
  • Frozen cranberries

Instructions

Steep the tea bag in the gin for about 10-15 minutes (I overpoured a little bit, since some liquid will get lost in the process). The resulting liquid should be the color of a dark cup of tea. Mix the honey into the warm water so it dissolves. Pour the gin tea, honey-water and lemon juice over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake very gently. Pour into a rocks glass and add frozen cranberries.

Optional: top off with splash of club soda.

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