English Affair


An English Affair

In collaboration with the Hyatt Times Square Bartender at the illustrious Bar 54, Melissa Farmer, and Tealeaves has mastered the art of having an affair – the perfect English Affair, which has all the excitement and tantalizing desire, minus the drama. Lavender Earl Grey perfectly complements the citrus bitters and slight hint of absinthe, while the provocative artisan infused Plymouth Gin excites your palate.

The eve of 2015 is sure to be an affair to remember, and what better way to celebrate than to infuse your evening with the essence of Times Square and TEALEAVES Lavender Earl Grey.

Bursting with opulence, An English Affair is bound to become your New Year’s Eve drink of choice. While the ball drops in Times Square, you can drop a grapefruit twist into your English Affair and raise your glass in celebration of 2014 and fervent anticipation for 2015.

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An English Affair

Servings: 1

Keywords: Cocktails, Mixology, Gin

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins


An English Affair

  • Ice
  • 2 Oz. Absinthe
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • 2 Tsp. Lavender Earl Grey Syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2 Oz. Lavender Earl Grey Plymouth Gin (see recipe below)
  • Grapefruit Twist, For Garnish

Lavender Earl Grey Syrup

Lavender Earl Grey Infused Plymouth Gin


An English Affair

  1. Chill your glass with ice then swirl the glass with 1/2 Oz. absinthe.
  2. In mixing glass: 2 dashes of orange bitters, 2 Tsp. of Lavender Earl Grey Syrup, 2 Oz. of Lavender Earl Grey Infused Plymouth Gin. Add ice and swirl to chill throughout.
  3. In sipping glass: swirl away absinthe, strain and pour into prepped glass.
  4. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Lavender Earl Grey Syrup

  1. Add 4 grams of TEALEAVES Lavender Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea per 2 cups (16 oz.) of boiling water.
  2. Steep 24 to 48 hours – the longer the steep, the stronger the infusion.
  3. Strain the loose tea out using a strainer.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, stir until dissolved over heated pan.

Lavender Earl Grey Infused Plymouth Gin

  1. Steep 24 to 48 hours.
  2. Strain the tea out using a strainer.