Fancy a G&Tea Cocktail?

It's hard to find time for afternoon tea and happy hour – so why not combine the two? We've concocted some delicious tea-infused cocktails to get your taste buds tingling…

Lemon & Ginger Lemonade

(serves 2)

INGREDIENTS

1 Lemon & Ginger teabag (or 1tsp loose tea)

150ml freshly boiled water

1 tablespoon of honey

150ml cold water

50ml high-quality gin

Juice of 2 lemons

Ice

METHOD

  1. Infuse the Lemon & Ginger in the freshly boiled water for 10 minutes.
  2. Add honey and stir until dissolved, then add the cold water, gin, lemon juice and ice.
  3. Stir, pour into a tall glass filled with ice, garnish with a slice of lemon.
  4. Enjoy!

Going Tea-Total?

Try making this without the gin (or swapping it for vodka if you're feeling cheeky). Let us know what you thought using #WhittardYourWay.

Earl Grey Martini

(serves 2)

INGREDIENTS

50ml gin

1 Earl Grey teabag (or 1tsp loose tea)

25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

25ml sugar syrup

1 egg white (optional)

Ice

METHOD

  1. Infuse the tea in the gin for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Combine the tea-infused gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Dry-shake without any ice to emulsify the egg.
  4. Open and add ice; shake again until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Mango & Bergamot G&Tea

(serves 2)

INGREDIENTS

1 Mango & Bergamot teabag (or 1tsp loose tea)

100ml 80°C water

30g sugar

Gin of your choice

Tonic water of your choice

Ice

METHOD

  1. Infuse the tea in the water for 10 minutes, then remove. (Tip: if you don't have a fancy kettle, leave the lid up for 5 minutes after boiling to cool the water to 80°C.)
  2. Stir in the sugar until dissolved, then allow to cool. You can store this tea syrup in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 2 days.
  3. When you're feeling thirsty, just add the syrup to your usual G&T, stir and sip in style.

Feeling Creative?

Try adding this tea syrup to tonic water, Prosecco… or something more exotic. Share your concoctions with us using #WhittardYourWay.