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This Earl Grey Old Fashioned cocktail recipe is the perfect night cap. Lightly sweet, silky smooth and just the right amount of tea.
It’s cocktail time! This earl grey old fashioned is so delicious, smooth and the perfect night cap. I’m not much of a sweet cocktail girl so this ALWAYS hits the spot. A light touch of earl grey with orange and smooth bourbon, I mean can you really go wrong here?
I’m a big fan of old fashioned’s. I actually use to hate (more like despise) bourbon and whiskey but one day I just loved it. Thanks tastebuds! Now my go-to drink at the bar is an old fashioned. I’m also a tea drinker so naturally I loved this combo right away! I actually had my first earl grey old fashioned at this fantastic speakeasy in Anaheim, The Blind Rabbit, so I absolutely had to make my own!
Now, you have a few options for earl grey. But I cannot express enough my love and affection for Harney and Sons tea. Specifically their Paris tea. Now this isn’t exactly your traditional earl grey, but it pairs PERFECTLY with this old fashioned. I also highly suggest luxardo cherries as another accompaniment, much better than the maraschino cherries that you’ll find on top of an Ice cream sundae.
This old fashioned cocktail recipe is my go-to for an old fashioned that’s not too sweet, and is a little different than your traditional cocktail. I love the light tea touch that really sets this apart from a lot of other bourbon recipes.
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- This Delicious Egg Nog
- Sparkling Pomegranate Vodka Martini
- Winter Wonderland White Sangria
- Old Fashioned Apple Cider & Bourbon Milk Punch
- Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai
- Grand Royale Champagne Cocktail
- Holiday Red Sangria
- Cranberry Margarita
- or this Aperol and Soda!
Earl Grey Old Fashioned
Earl Grey Simple Syrup
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 earl grey tea bags
- Start by making the simple syrup. In a small sauce pan, heat the sugar and water over medium low heat until the sugar fully dissolves. About 3-5 minutes. Take off heat and add in tea bags, let sit for 1 minute and stir, press down on the tea bags to get as much flavor as possible. Let cool for 1 hour until syrup darkens and thickens. Press on tea bags one more time to get last bit of tea out, remove tea bags and set aside.
- In a large glass, add bourbon, bitters and simple syrup and stir a few times to combine. Take a bucket glass and run the orange peel along the rim of the glass. Fill with ice or add one large ice cube, pour in bourbon and simple syrup mix and garnish with the orange peel and luxardo cherries.