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Royal Tea Cocktail Recipe

 Royal Tea Cocktail

This gin-spiked iced tea recipe is very simple. You'll begin by brewing a pot of our "Cream of Earl Grey" tea and placing it in the fridge to chill. Once the tea is ready, simply add a shot of Beefeater and lemon and sugar to taste. It is brilliant, refreshing, and oh-so-easy to mix up!


  • 1 1/2 ounces London dry gin

  • 2 ounces freshly brewed "Cream Earl Grey" tea, chilled

  • 1 splash lemon juice, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon sugar, to taste

  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In an old-fashioned glass filled with ice, pour the gin and chilled tea. Add the lemon juice and sugar to taste.

  3. Stir well.

  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel. Serve and enjoy.


  • For the best flavor, brew the tea with hot water then chill it in the refrigerator. Make a large batch of tea and it will be ready to build the cocktail whenever you like.
  • Earl Grey is a black tea blend with a hint of citrus. For loose-leaf tea, use about 1 teaspoon for 1 cup of near-boiling water, or use one teabag. It generally requires 4 to 5 minutes to steep, but follow the brewing time recommended with the tea you're using.
  • When choosing a substitute for Beefeater, try to stick with a traditional London dry gin. These are juniper-forward and have a bold botanical blend that's perfect for black teas.

Remember to enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly and ensure you are of legal drinking age in your jurisdiction. Cheers!

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