Mahagama Earl Grey Martini

NAME OF DRINK: Mahagama Earl Grey Martini

OUTLET: All

GARNISH: Orange Wheel (Zest inside)

GLASSWARE: Martini

AMENITIES: Stirrer (NO drinking straw)

WAITER’S NOTES

A “Grey’s Tea” is known from the 1850s. The Earl Grey blend, or “Earl Grey’s Mixture”, is assumed to be named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s and author of the Reform Bill of 1832. He reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic perquisite, of tea flavoured with bergamot oil. The exotic Bergamot fragrance mixed with a mildly strong medium-grown tea is popular amongst tea connoisseurs. Hambantota was known by many names ‘Mahagama’, ‘Ruhuna’ and ‘Dolos dahas rata’.

Ingredients

Zesta Earl Grey Tea – 50 ml
Gin – 50ml
Fresh Orange Juice – 20ml
Fresh lime Juice – 15ml
Sugar Syrup – 15ml

Steps to Make It

Options:

1) 500ml of boiled water and 10 teaspoons of tea leaves of Earl Grey
2) 1000ml (1 Litre) of boiled water and 20 teaspoons of tea leaves of Earl Grey

Method:

Put the tea leaves into the pot. Poor 100°C boiled water into the pot with tea leaves. Close the pot and let it brew for 4-5 minutes, stir once in between. Strain the tea leaves. Store the brewed tea in an airtight glass bottle. Let the temperature of brewed tea drop down to room temperature and then refrigerate (8-12C). Recommended to be used within 3-5 days.