Beefeater 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.
- 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
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.