Earl Grey marTEAni
Ingredients: 2 oz Earl Grey-infused gin (recipe below), 1 oz simple syrup, 3/4 oz lemon juice. If you want to make your life more difficult, you can also add one egg white. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass rimmed with sugar.
Source: Adapted from NYMag.com
A marTEAni, get it? Get it? I know. I don’t come up with these names, I just report them.
This “marteani” is actually closer to a daiquiri than a martini, but it tastes AWESOME! You guys should definitely try it, especially if you’re an Earl Grey fan. The Earl Grey gin infusion is one of the easiest and fastest infusions I’ve ever made: just combine one Earl Grey tea bag with one cup gin in a bottle, shake, and let sit for two hours. Done. I never would have thought Earl Grey and gin would go together, but they do; and it really does smell and taste just like a cup of Earl Grey when you’re done.
I usually err on the side of tart when making cocktails, but in this case you need the sugar to balance out the tanins in the tea. The sugared rim definitely helps.