Boston Tea Party

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


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.


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


Step 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.

Step 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.

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