Earl Grey Aquavit Spritz

Earl Grey Aquavit Spritz

The mellow, floral sweetness of the honey syrup pairs perfectly a touch of lemon in this earl grey tea-infused spritz cocktail. Recipe by Ashtin Berry, Food & Wine.

Makes 12

What you’ll need…

  • 750ml aquavit
  • 1 lemon peel strip
  • 2 tbsp Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 178ml fresh lemon juice
  • 178ml honey simple syrup
  • 118ml water
  • 8 dashes pear bitters
  • 750ml (3 cans) No. 1 Sparkling White
  • Garnish: Lemon and pear slices

How to make it…

  1. In a large pitcher, add 474ml Earl Grey–infused aquavit.
  2. Stir in lemon juice, honey simple syrup, water, and bitters.
  3. Refrigerate until chilled, 2 hours or up to overnight.
  4. Just before serving, stir in No. 1 Sparkling White carefully, so not to over fizz/spill.
  5. Serve over crushed ice in rocks glasses.
  6. Garnish servings with lemon and pear slices.
  7. Enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations on instagram.

Making tea infused aquavit…

  1. In a large bowl, stir together aquavit, lemon peel strip, and tea leaves.
  2. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature 20 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into another large measuring cup or bowl; discard solids.
  4. Repeat straining procedure.
  5. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 months.

Making Honey Syrup…

Combine honey and 2 tbsp. hot water in a lidded container like a jar; cover and shake to dissolve honey.