Earl Grey cocktail


Earl Grey cocktail

Earl grey cocktail. Photo, Sian Richards.

Raise a toast to the Victoria Day weekend with a cheeky spin on tea time, as it turns into happy hour with an earl grey-infused cocktail.


  • 1/4 cup Earl Grey-infused Bombay Sapphire gin , see recipe below
  • 2 to 3 tbsp simple syrup*
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 to 3 drops peach bitters


  • COMBINE gin with simple syrup, lemon juice, egg white and peach bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice. Shake for 10 sec. Strain into the martini glass. Spoon foam on top. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Tea time turns into happy hour with this tea-infused cocktail from Toronto Shangri-La’s chic Lobby Lounge.

*To make earl grey-infused gin, combine 1 cup Bombay Sapphire Gin with 3 earl grey tea bags and 2 tsp dried lavender (optional) in a Mason jar. Infuse for 2 hours, then strain.

*For simple syrup, bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil. Cool before using.