English Breakfast Mar"tea"ni Cocktail for a Crowd

Get your royal wedding watch party started this big-batch, tea-infused gin cocktail.

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English Breakfast Mar"tea"ni Recipe 01:03

Did your invite to Meghan and Harry's royal wedding get lost in the mail? No worries! You can still celebrate like a royal with a sophisticated morning sip packed with British breakfast essentials like English breakfast tea and orange marmalade. Whip up a batch the night before the big event and invite your friends to an a.m. royal wedding watch party to remember.

English Breakfast Mar"tea"ni

English Breakfast Mar"tea"ni

Ingredients

  • 750 ml bottle (a fifth) of extra dry gin
  • 12 bags English breakfast tea
  • 5 cups lemonade
  • 4 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • champagne
  • lemon slices for garnish
Royal Wedding Party

Royal Wedding Party

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Instructions

Pour a fifth of gin into a glass container with a lid. Unwrap 12 bags of English breakfast tea, remove the string and tag and drop into the gin. Let the tea bags steep for 3 hours or overnight. Once gin is steeped, strain the mixture into a tea pitcher, discarding used tea bags. Mix 5 cups of cold lemonade into the tea-infused gin. In a separate bowl, measure one cup of orange marmalade and 4 oz. elderflower liqueur. Whisk until smooth. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain marmalade mixture into the pitcher, using a spatula to push as much of the marmalade through as possible, leaving behind only the orange rinds. Stir to combine. Refrigerate. When ready to serve, give the drink a good stir, fill teacups 3/4 full with the gin mixture and top with chilled champagne. Cheers!

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Royal Wedding Party

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

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