February 22, 2011

Oscar's Week: The King's Speech

Continuing the flow of our cocktail glasses, we bow our hat to the King... well, the King's Speech! (and Colin Firth - isn't he just adorable? I digress...)

The King’s Speech
Raise your glass to Colin Firth’s Golden Globe and SAG victories with this decidedly British cocktail. Made with Earl Grey tea and Bombay Sapphire, the quintessential London Dry Gin, this cocktail is worthy of a King.

Bombay Sapphire Royal Tea
  • 1 oz. Earl Grey Tea Infused Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Fresh lemon
  • 1 oz. Egg white
  • ¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • ½ Rock candy
  • 2 Dashes orange bitters
  • Topped with a Bitter Orange
Combine gin, tea infused simple syrup and lemon juice in a shaker over ice, shake vigorously. Double strain into a tea cup. Beat espuma mix until thick and foamy, spoon into tea cup, on top of Sapphire mixture. Put a pinch of tea leaves in center, garnish with a stick of orange bitters rock candy on the side of the tea saucer.