Boston Tea Party

This refreshing, fragrant drink is served at The Marliave restaurant in Boston. It mixes grassy tequila with spicy ginger beer and a syrup infused with bergamot-flavored Earl Grey tea.

Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party
This refreshing, fragrant drink is served at The Marliave restaurant in Boston. It mixes grassy tequila with spicy ginger beer and a syrup infused with bergamot-flavored Earl Grey tea.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

For the Earl Grey Syrup

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags

For the Cocktail

  • 1 12 oz. silver tequila, preferably Lunazul
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice, plus wedge for garnish
  • 1 oz. ginger beer
  • 34 oz. brewed iced tea

Instructions

  1. Make the Earl Grey syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil; cook until sugar is dissolved, 
1–2 minutes. Remove from heat and add tea bags; let steep for 20 minutes and then strain syrup. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 month.
  2. Make the cocktail: Combine ¾ oz. Earl Grey syrup, the tequila, and lemon juice in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and iced tea; garnish with lemon wedge.