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Zippy Earl Grey Pitcher

Zippy Earl Grey Pitcher

Serves 6-8

The scent and flavor of the bergamot in Earl Grey tea lends an understated elegance to this cocktail, while the fresh ginger adds a bit of spice.

For Earl Grey syrup

1 cup sugar

¾ cup water

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

2 Earl Grey tea bags


For pitcher of cocktails

1 ½ cups ice

1 ⅔ cups gin

1 cup Earl Grey syrup

½ cup clementine juice

½ cup lemon juice

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

2 clementines, thinly sliced

To make the syrup, combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat, add tea bags, and steep for at least 30 minutes. When cool, remove tea bags and pour syrup into a container, then refrigerate until ready to use.


To make the pitcher of cocktails, add ice, gin, syrup, clementine and lemon juices, and ginger. Stir to combine, pour into glasses garnished with a slice of clementine, and serve.

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No. 13 / Summer 2020

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