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Earl Grey MarTEAni

Earl Grey MarTEAni
Image: / Tim Nusog

This original twist on the Gin Sour comes by way of one of the pioneers of the modern cocktail movement, Audrey Saunders of New York City’s Pegu Club.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Earl Grey tea-infused Tanqueray gin*
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Garnish: sugar rim
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Use sugar to half-rim a coupe glass and set aside.

  2. Add all ingredients into a shaker without ice and dry-shake vigorously (at least 10 seconds).

  3. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.

  4. Strain into the prepared coupe.

  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

*Earl Grey tea-infused Tanqueray gin: Add 4 tbsp Earl Grey tea leaves into a 750 mL bottle of Tanqueray gin (or other high-proof dry gin), cap and shake. Let sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Strain the infused gin through a coffee filter into a separate container. Rinse out bottle to remove loose tea, and pour gin back into clean bottle. Can be stored indefinitely if refrigerated.