With the festive season only weeks away, now is the time that we start planning for the countless parties and gatherings, some of which we will be hosting.

There are foolproof ways to get through the stress of this season, and the key is preparation and quick simple things that you can make on a deadline without missing out the fun part of hosting a party, mingling with your guests.

One difficult part of hosting a party is getting the drinks right, there is always someone who wants something that you don’t have, however to avoid this you can make a selection of cocktails, and have some wine and beers on hand just in case there is a guest to two who prefers to play it safe This Earl Grey cocktail is incredibly easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious, the lavender sprigs add a really nice fragrant touch too.

Throughout the next few weeks we will be sharing our favourite festive nibbles and drinks to help you not only get through the festive season but enjoy the festivities too.

So, now onto the fun part, creating this delicious cocktail.

Earl Grey Tea Cocktail (serves 1)

6 ounces cold Earl Grey tea
1 1/4 ounces gin
1 1/4 ounces honey simple syrup (recipe below)
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 lavender sprigs


Brew 4 cups Earl Grey tea. This will give you enough to make a few cocktails. Store in the refrigerator to keep cold.

Make a batch of honey simple syrup to store in the fridge as well. 5 cups water, 1 cup honey. Bring to a simmer until honey has dissolved. Then cool in the fridge.

Add all of the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with 2 sprigs lavender and ice. Shake several times. Then strain the cocktail into a glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with lavender.

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November 27, 2014 — Lavender World
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