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Recipe: Gin and Earl Grey Fizz

Claire Cottis gives insight on how to create the Gin and Earl Grey Fizz, a truly British (…and easy to mix!) cocktail

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Gin and Earl Grey Fizz
Taste doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive when it comes to homemade cocktails. You can throw this impressive ‘best of British’ combo together with a couple of everyday ingredients lying around your kitchen. The aromatic blend of Earl Grey and gin is fresh and summery, enjoy it on a rainy autumn evening to brighten up any post-summer blues.

 

Ingredients:

– 75cl boiling water

– 6 Earl Grey tea bags

– 3 or 4 tablespoons of sugar, to taste

– 1 lemon

– A few slices of cucumber

– Lemonade

– Ice

– As much gin as desired!

 

Method:

Pour the boiling water over the tea bags into a large jug and leave it for 20 minutes. Once cooled, remove the tea bags and squeeze in the juice of half the lemon and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add a few handfuls of ice, the other half of the lemon sliced along with the cucumber and then fill the jug 3/4 full with lemonade. Finally, pour in as much gin as you want (Aldi’s own brand is personal favourite), stir and serve!