Monday, April 6, 2015

Earl Grey Ginger Fizz




I have developed a real appreciation for tea over the past couple of years. I drink different flavors of tea in a variety of ways. We know tea is used in alcoholic drinks – “Hi, Long Island Iced Tea!” -- and I have been curious about other tea drinks. After searching a few drink recipes, I decide on trying one involving Earl Grey tea.

I just opened up my bottle of P13 Pinot Grigio from Club W and wanted to try a mixed drink with it. Therefore, I did a little Earl Grey Ginger Fizz for you.

First, I had to search around for a recipe for Earl Grey Simple Syrup. Then I make the cocktail according to my own taste, which means I did not use measurements. For my own alcoholic drinks I use a little bit of alcohol for taste.
 

Ingredients

Pinot Grigio -- I used my P13 from Club W
Ginger Ale -- I prefer Canada Dry
Unsweetened grapefruit juice -- Ocean Spray Ruby Red
2 thin citrus slices (grapefruit, lemon, lime, or orange)
 

Earl Grey Simple Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 Earl Grey tea bags -- I used Bigelow Earl Grey Black Tea
 

Preparation

 

Earl Grey Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, bring cup of water to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, add the tea bags and turn off heat. Allow tea to steep for 5 minutes.

Add sugar then turn heat on again. Stir occasionally until sugar melts. Remove from heat and cool.

Once cooled remove tea bags.

Cocktail

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Fill shaker half way with juice. Next, add pinot grigio until shaker is about 3/4 full. Now add 3 Tablespoons of Earl Grey Simple Syrup and shake vigorously for 15 to 25 seconds.

Fill you drink glass with mixture about 3/4 full then add ginger ale to fill glass the remainder of the way. Garnish with a citrus slice.