Lemon zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Hayman's London Dry Gin|
|1/2 fl oz||Honey syrup (3 honey to 1 water)|
|1/2 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1 fl oz||Lapsang Souchong tea (cold)|
Assam tea adds delicate tannins and a touch of smoke to this honey gin sour.
Adapted from a recipe created in 2018 by Jared Brown, who wrote the following about the origins of this cocktail.
"One night upstairs at Balthazar, London, I was hosting a large group and thought I had nearly lost my voice. Before they arrived, I set up a pot of Assam tea, with honey and lemon and asked the bartender to shake this ove ice, strain it into a chilled cocktail glass and serve it to me whenever my glass ran empty. I thought this would soothe my throat and keep me out of trouble - until the third one arrived and it dawned on me how much better the drink would be with a measure of gin. Thus, the Bee's Tease was born.