Today I’m thrilled to share an amazing new tea cocktail created by a good friend of the company and amazing chef who has spent time in the kitchens of Jean-Georges, Dévi, and Per SeAliya LeeKong.

A few weeks ago, she asked if we had any new blends for her to try out, and so I shipped her some new stuff.  She went crazy for my new Smoked Earl Grey, creating a delicious and complex cocktail that I couldn’t help but share so more folks can enjoy it.

Here’s Aliya’s recipe:

smoked earl cocktailSmoked Earl Grey Tea Cocktail 

(courtesy of Chef Aliya LeeKong)

rim:

sugar

lemon zest

½ lemon

cocktail:

3 ounces smoked earl grey, chilled

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 ounces Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur

In a small bowl, add sugar and as much lemon zest as you desire. Mix thoroughly and transfer to a plate. Rub the ½ lemon along the rim of a rocks glass. Dip glass face down into lemon sugar to create an even coating along the rim.

To the glass, add cold, brewed smoked earl grey tea, lemon juice, and ginger liqueur. Stir to combine and add a few ice cubes.