English Breakfast Mar"tea"ni Cocktail for a Crowd
Get your royal wedding watch party started this big-batch, tea-infused gin cocktail.
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.
- 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
- lemon slices for garnish
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!