Earl Grey Old Fashioned

An Earl Grey Old Fashioned is an elevated version of the classic cocktail, with the rich and warm flavor of tea-infused bourbon. It’s just the comforting drink you need to unwind with at the end of a long day!

Earl Grey Old Fashioned

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If you’ve been following along over here, you’ve noticed that I’ve been in a bit of a lurch lately.

From sickness to broken external hard drives, jury duty to lots of dreary weather, I am in search of a lot of comfort lately.

When I think about comfort, a few things pop into my mind (outside of food of course), and one of those is my mother and my grandmother.

Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Whenever I was sick, my mom was quick to push the hot tea on me, even though I didn’t necessarily looooooove tea.

I still am not a giant fan, usually trending towards coffee, but there are a few teas that I do remember fondly.

One of those is earl grey tea.

It reminds me of English breakfast tea that my grandma would always enjoy with a little milk and sugar at our yearly tea for just the ladies around Christmastime.

Another comforting thing for me? A smart old fashioned.

Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Taking that classic cocktail that I love and elevating it with tea-infused bourbon is my little twist to something that reminds me of how my mother used to take care of me when I was sick and how fun it was to grow up enjoying tea with my grandma.

So while it’s been gloomy and a little bit of a strugglebus world over here lately, at least I can turn to the food and drinks I love for a little comforting bliss.

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Earl Grey Old Fashioned

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Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 1 days
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 days 5 minutes

An elevated version of the classic cocktail, nuanced by the simple infusion of earl grey tea in bourbon.


Earl Grey Infused Whiskey

  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag
  • 1 cup bourbon (your favorite kind)


  • 2 oz Earl Grey Infused Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice


  1. Add bourbon to an airtight container with the tea bag. Close the container and infuse for 24 hours.
  2. To make the cocktail, add simple syrup, both bitters, and infused bourbon to a double-old fashioned glass.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Add ice.
  5. Give it one final stir before serving.

8 Responses to “Earl Grey Old Fashioned”

  1. Kristen — March 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm (#)

    I am SO with you on trending towards coffee more than tea. But earl grey does hold a special place in my heart and who doesn’t love an old fashioned?

  2. Dorothy at Shockinglydelish — March 29, 2018 at 7:53 pm (#)

    My grandfather always drank old fashions. I’m going to have to try this updated version!

  3. Catalina — March 30, 2018 at 3:05 am (#)

    Going to try this recipe tonight! Looks perfect!

  4. Sabrina — March 30, 2018 at 3:19 am (#)

    I’ve never had an old-fashioned but I love the twist of having Early Grey in there! Very creative!

  5. Jen — March 30, 2018 at 3:20 am (#)

    This does look like the perfect drink to help destress at the end of the day! Cheers!

  6. Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling — March 30, 2018 at 1:49 pm (#)

    Ahhhh I LOVE this idea! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. amanda @ fake ginger — April 1, 2018 at 8:09 pm (#)

    This is genius! Earl Grey is my favorite tea so I can’t believe I haven’t already tried it!

  8. Lauren @ Hall Nesting — April 2, 2018 at 4:53 am (#)

    Two of my favorite drinks combined!

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