2 oz Gin, Beefeater (Earl Grey-infused)
3 oz Ginger beer
2 ds Lavender bitters
1 wdg Lime
1 wdg Bergamot orange (if available)
Build in a highball over ice. Squeeze the lime wedge and drop it in. Give a quick stir and serve. Earl Grey Gin: steep a bag of Earl Grey tea in one cup of gin until infused to your taste, then strain. Note: blanching tea before infusing it removes many of the harsh tannins.
Named for Victorian novelist Edward Bulter-Lytton, author of the phrase "It was a dark and stormy night" and namesake of a contest for worst opening line. A British take on the Dark 'n' Stormy. Also good with spruce beer subbing for ginger beer.
Bulwer-Lytton with mix of gins
From other users
  • Surprisingly floral and (unsurprisingly) citrus-y, with an almost jasmine tea character. The flavors blend together in a lovely way. Experiment with Earl Grey gin in other recipes
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