Earl Grey Spritz
The Earl Grey Spritz is an original drink from Kocktail HQ featuring Noveltea’s great taste award winning alcoholic tea ‘The Tale of Earl Grey’, paired with cucumber syrup, vermouth and citron vodka to create a delicately balanced and refined spritz.
Earl Grey, a former Prime Minister, pushed through a few progressive moves for his time, most notably the Great Reform Act which eventually lead to the abolishment of slavery under British law.
It’s hard to know exactly how the tea, a mix of keemum black tea with Sicilian bergamot oil, came to be named after the Earl but one story suggests the recipe was presented as a gift after one of the Earl’s men saved the son of a Chinese official from drowning, another suggests the tea was presented to Grey after he ended the monopoly held by the East India Company on trade between Britain and China.
Wherever the truth may be hiding, we’re happy to be able to use the tea’s aromatic flavour in this beautiful long drink.
- 40ml NovelTea Earl Grey Liqueur
- 10ml cucumber syrup
- 25ml rose vermouth
- 2 dashes of grapefruit bitters
- 15ml citron vodka
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients (excl soda water) and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into an ice filled spritz glass
Top with soda water
Garnish with a slice of lemon