Now that it’s November, we’re spending far more evenings curled up on the couch with a cup of tea or a cocktail. Thanks to this recipe, we won’t have to choose between the two. Earl Grey tea is steeped into a simple syrup that pairs beautifully with the The Botanist Gin (made with 22 hand-foraged botanicals on the Island of Islay!) Best of all, you can make a batch of the Earl Grey Syrup and keep it in the fridge to use over a few days. So whip up a cocktail, find your coziest blanket and cheers!

Grey Lady

1.5 oz. The Botanist Gin
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
.5 oz. Earl Grey Syrup
.5 oz. egg whites
2 peels of lemon

To make the Earl Grey Syrup:
Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a saucepan; Bring to a boil; Turn off the heat and add 3 Earl Grey Tea Bags; Let steep for 10 minutes; Remove tea bags, let cool.

To make the cocktail:
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Dry shake, then add ice and shake with ice. Fine strain into a coupe glass. Twist one lemon peel over the cocktail to express lemon oils over the surface. Garnish with the other lemon peel.