Royal-Tea: An Easy Mixed Drink of Gin and Tea

Beefeater Gin's Royal-Tea Cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

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-Tea 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!


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

  2. 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 percent ABV (34 proof). Of course, you can dampen that a bit more without sacrificing flavor by adding more tea than gin.

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