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Earl Grey-Aquavit Spritz

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Honey simple syrup is much easier than regular simple syrup. Stir honey and water together until it becomes a smooth mixture. This tea-infused cocktail perfectly pairs the honey syrup’s floral sweetness with a bit of lemon.

Ingredients

1 (750-ml) bottle of aquavit

1 (3-inch) lemon peel strip (from 1 lemon)

Two tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves

3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup honey simple syrup

1/2 cup water

Eight dashes pear bitters (such as Dillon’s)

1 (750-ml) bottle of sparkling wine (such as brut Cava or Champagne) or club soda

Lemon and pear slices

Directions

Combine aquavit, lemon peel strips, and tea leaves in a large bowl. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 20 minutes. The mixture should be poured through a fine mesh strainer and into another large cup or bowl. Discard solids. Continue straining. Keep at room temperature for up to three months in an airtight container.

Two cups of Earl Grey-infused aquavit should be added to a pitcher. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 20 minutes. The mixture should be poured through a fine mesh strainer and into another large cup or bowl. Discard solids. Continue straining. Keep at room temperature for up to three months in an airtight container.

Two cups of Earl Grey-infused aquavit should be added to a pitcher. Reserve any remaining aquavit for another purpose. Mix in 1/2 cup water, lemon juice, honey, simple syrup, and bitters. Allow cooling in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Stir in sparkling wine or club soda just before serving. Serve crushed ice in rocks glasses. Serve with lemon or pear sli

 Reserve any remaining aquavit for another purpose. Mix in 1/2 cup water, lemon juice, honey, simple syrup, and bitters. Allow cooling in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Stir in sparkling wine or club soda just before serving. Serve crushed ice in rocks glasses. Serve with lemon or pear slices.

 

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