I promised Dana, of the late Number One Hit Song, the recipe I used for my home version of Pegu Club‘s Earl Grey Marteani. It’s important to note that Audrey Saunders and her staff infuse gin with loose tea leaves. I did not do this. Instead I used some cold Earl Grey tea that we had previously brewed, and shook that up with the other ingredients.
After the break is my recipe, adapted from Difford’s Guide to Cocktails, but I should also link out to Gary Regan’s adaptation of this fine drink. Regan goes to the source and does the infusion; his article contains instructions and tips for doing the infusion at home.
So you can mock it up like I did, or you can go balls out like Audrey and Gary.
Earl Grey Marteani
This recipe makes two 5-oz. drinks.
- 3 oz. gin
- 2 oz. strong, cold Earl Grey tea
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- 1 egg white
Technique: Shake over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.