Gin and tea, can you get any more British than that? While this Royal-Tea cocktail was created for the movie, and its 2007 Oscar win, it is a timeless drink. It could even be considered the perfect afternoon drink for combining tea time and happy hour!
This Royal-Te recipe is very simple. You will need to begin by brewing a pot of Earl Grey and cool it. Once the tea is ready, just add Beefeater and lemon and sugar to taste. It is brilliant, refreshing and oh-so-easy to mix up!
- Pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
- Stir well.
- Garnish with lime wheels.
(Recipe from Beefeater Gin)
How Strong is the Royal-Tea?
The Royal-Tea is a refreshing and mild mixed drink. As the recipe reads, on average it will have an alcohol content of about 17% ABV (34 proof). Of course, you can dampen that a bit more without sacrificing flavor by adding more tea than gin.