Earl Grey (French) 75

This has recently become my favorite cocktail!

A few weeks ago my girlfriend and I were planning a holiday party. Of course, I feel most in my element when I am hosting a tea party, so I insisted that we have some tea inspired drinks. Having never dabbled with mixology, I looked up some pretty simple recipes and modified them accordingly.

The first drink I made was what I am calling an Earl Grey (French) 75. The classic French 75 has been my all time favorite drink for as long as I can remember. I like that it is fresh, simple, and easy to make. Gin, champagne, lemon juice, sugar (although I often can do without the sugar).

To make this drink with an Early Grey twist:

1) I simply poured  a bottle of gin into a teapot.
2) I then added several Earl Grey tea bags (I used Twinnings) and let it sit a room temperature for a few hours. Note you will want to use 1 teabag per 8oz of gin.
3) I then added the Early Grey infused gin and lemon juice to a shaker.
4) Last step! I poured the mixture into a glass and topped it with champagne! Note that I skipped the sugar 😉

This is such an easy recipe – it would almost be impossible to mess up!