colonialicious!In order to prepare for my upcoming tea cocktail session at the World Tea Expo, I’ve been whipping up libations like crazy!

Here is one of my newest, with a markedly English disposition – appropriately dubbed The Colonialist Cocktail.  Cheers!

The Colonialist Cocktail

1½  oz. Gin (recommended: Bluecoat)

2½  oz. Earl Grey Reserve, chilled

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

½ oz. Cointreau

2 dashes orange bitters (recommended: Fee Bros)

orange wheel (optional garnish)

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass, add orange wheel.