This herbal Earl Grey Tea Cocktail a great fusion of honey, lemon, oil of bergamot and whiskey.
When I was coming home from London, I got a tickle in the back of my throat. You know the one, the oh shit I’m getting sick, drink copious amounts of tea with honey and pound vitamins C, tickle. Well, that tickle got me to thinking, wouldn’t it be amazing if I wasn’t on flying tube, 39,00 feet in the air, somewhere between England and Greenland to have a whiskey tea cocktail to soothe my itchy throat and remedy my jet lag?
I’ve named this cocktail The Cold Todd. It’s like a Hot Toddy but chilled and made with English Whisky and Earl Grey tea. So, it’s basically nothing like a hot toddy except it’s made with tea, honey and lemon. The oil of bergamot gives this cocktail a herbal essence. Oil of bergamot is extract from bergamot oranges. The lemon and honey compliment the oils unique flavor. I chose Dailuaine Whiskey, a very smooth spirt for its sweet and smoky flavors. It’s very smooth mouthfeel and does not overpower the other flavors.
Earl Grey Tea Cocktail
3 oz cold steeped earl grey tea
1 oz whiskey
splash of lemon juice
lemon peal, for garnish
In a glass with ice add ingredient. Stir for 10-15 second. Strain and pour neat in a glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
“There’s nothing we like better than a cuppa—except, perhaps, a tea-based cocktail.” Saveur Magazine I have to say, I could not agree more.