My earl grey gin fizz is the perfect classy cocktail for the holidays! It features a unique homemade earl grey honey simple syrup that you’re going to love!
Every holiday party needs a signature cocktail, in my opinion. Something to set the mood, something that says “this is an elegant Christmas soiree.” Or alternatively, “this is a cozy no-shoes hang-by-the-roaring-fireplace kinda party.” It sets the tone, and can even help to determine what your menu is going to be like for the event, and my earl grey gin fizz is the perfect example!
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This particular cocktail definitely says “let’s class up this holiday get together!” with its earl grey and honey simple syrup. If simple syrup could be cozy, this would be the most coziest one of all. I typically prefer honey simple syrup already, and the depth that the earl grey tea gives to the syrup is perfect for a craft cocktail such as this one.
Once you have concocted the beautiful simple syrup for this earl grey gin fizz, it is then paired with gin, egg white, and blood orange juice, one of my favorite juices to use in cocktails. I love how they give a somewhat berry-esque flavor to the drink, and that beautiful blood red color!
Now it’s your turn: what is your favorite holiday party cocktail and why? Share with me in the comments below! And if you make this cocktail, be sure to tag @thecharmingdetroiter on Instagram!
Earl Grey Gin Fizz
My earl grey gin fizz is the perfect classy cocktail for the holidays! It features a unique homemade earl grey honey simple syrup that you're going to love!
For earl gray honey simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 Earl gray tea bags
- 1 egg white
- 1 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce earl gray honey simple syrup
- 2 ounces blood orange juice from about 2-3 blood oranges
- Angostura bitters
- Blood orange peel for garnish (optional)
To make simple syrup:
Combine water and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and heat until the honey has dissolved. Turn off the heat. Add tea bags and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags and allow simple syrup to cool before transferring to an airtight glass jar. Will keep for up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.
To make cocktail:
Add egg white to a cocktail shaker. Cover with lid and shake for about 25-30 seconds until the egg white becomes frothy. Fill shaker with ice and add gin, simple syrup, and blood orange juice. Cover with lid and shake for about 30 seconds until well combined. Strain into a chilled champagne coupe and top with bitters and blood orange peel.