Earl Gray Cocktail, How to Make A Delicious Tea

by Simon
Earl Gray Cocktail

What is Earl Gray Cocktail? This is a classic tea that is loved for its special qualities. Making it involves Earl Gray tea and liquor so this is one of the intoxicating drinks that you need to consider.

Earl Gray is considered versatile because it is delicious used as a combination in various drinks. This is a fairly simple and modern alcoholic tea because the manufacturing process involves Grand Marnier and earl gray tea. The two are an elegant combination that results in an intoxicating sip of the drink.

In England, tea is a very popular drink. This is characterized by being able to spend more than 165,000,000 cups every day throughout the year. Two teas that are most popular in England are Earl Gray tea and English Breakfast. Maybe we could say that it is the country where the population spends the most time with tea.

Why is Earl Gray Tea so popular?

The high level of tea drinking in England is certainly a question for many people, why tea is so popular there.

Black tea is one type of tea that is widely drunk in the world, especially in western countries, and one of the flavored teas that has succeeded in capturing the hearts of consumers is Earl Gray tea, we also say that this drink is Cocktail.

Earl Gray Cocktail is a favorite drink of many people, perhaps mine too, although I am still learning the taste and trying to make it a routine every day.

I have to find out why Earl Gray Tea is so famous, what this tea has that makes its name so famous among cocktail drinkers. After studying for a long time, I found several reasons why this tea drink is popular.

1. Bergamot Oil

Bergamot is a type of citrus that grows in the Mediterranean and is one of the important ingredients in Earl Gray, it is makes a distinctively aromatic drink. It is famous for its fragrant skin and is even an ingredient in making perfume. This aroma is present in Earl Gray Tea and makes it different from other drinks. Apart from being an ingredient for making perfume, bergamot skin is also used as a mixture in tea.

The basic ingredient for Earl Gray Tea is black tea and usually this tea is supplied from China, Sri Lanka and India. Some teas use real bergamot oil and others use artificial flavors. If it is genuine, then the packaging will say Bergamot oil or Bergamot Essential Oil. Apart from the inscription, the sign of genuine bergamot is its smooth but sharp taste

If the Earl Gray Cocktail uses artificial ingredients it will say ”bergamot flavoring” or “bergamot flavor”.

2. Blend Earl Gray Tea

Earl Gray tea is tea that is mixed and flavored with black tea. So the most important thing is to get the right mixture and a good choice of bergamot oil to influence the taste, so skill in mixing is important here to get good results.

The best Earl Gray tea blend I have ever tasted is an artisanal tea blend from Steve Smith Teamaker. He was the founder of Smith Teamaker which was also the founder of Tazo Tea and later he sold it to Starbucks. When I first tried Earl Gray Teamaker’s tea, I felt an extraordinary pleasure and I asked him what made this tea so delicious. Then he answered that the key to the deliciousness of Earl Gray tea is the addition of genuine Italian bergamot oil. Italian bergamot oil is famous and expensive because it provides good quality.

Smith makes his tea base from a blend of Indian Assam tea, and Sri Lankan tamarind tea grown in the Dimbula and Uva regions.

3. Tea Cocktails

Do you want to make an Earl Gray Cocktail? It’s easy and all you have to prepare are:

– Earl Gray tea for simple syrup and lemon juice

– Two chilled coupe glasses, and a Boston shaker glass filled with ice cubes. If you don’t have it yet, you can buy it on Amazon and some even sell a complete set.

– Orange liquor, for this liquor there are two very well-known brands that you can try, these are Grand Marnier and Cointreau.

– For cocktail lovers, appropriate and appropriate bar equipment is a must-have.

4. Grand Marnier is The Classic Liqueur

Grand Marnier is a famous French liqueur, made with a blend of cognac and tropical citrus from the Caribbean. This drink has been around since 1880 in the Caribbean and was made by Louis-Alexander Marnier Lapostolle.

Cognac is made from Ugni Blanc grapes, this is a type of white grape that is specifically grown in the Cognac region of France. We have discussed Cognac vs Rum in the previous article. The addition of Cognac is something that is invaluable in the Earl Gray Cocktail.

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Earl Gray Cocktail Recipe

Pay attention to some tips for making Earl Gray Cocktail so that the results can satisfy you.

Pro Tips:

  1. Cool the tea and simple syrup before mixing
  2. Use a cocktail shaker and shake cold
  3. Use high quality spirits to give a great Earl Gray cocktail.
  4. Use Earl Gray which is made with natural bergamot
  5. If you want to make two servings, then just double the ingredients.
  6. Make the simple syrup first and then chill it in the refrigerator.

Earl Gray Cocktail

Earl Gray Cocktail

Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 259 calories 0,53grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


Earl Grey Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Earl Grey loose tea (heaping tsp)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

For Cocktail

  • 1 ice
  • 1 ½ oz Earl Grey Simple Syrup
  • 1 ½ oz Grand Marnier Liqueur
  • ½ oz lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 orange slice


Earl Gray Syrup

  • Boil water in a pan
  • Add sugar and stir
  • Strain the syrup into a measuring cup, and set aside to cool.


Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice, add grand Marnier. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange slice.


If you want to make a larger portion, just double the ingredients

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