Celebrate Earl Grey’s 250th birthday with this Earl Grey Spritzer Recipe
Put the kettle on and add one more to the 60.2 billion cups of tea we drink in the UK every year! 2014 marks the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey.
Did you know Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, was born in 1764 and was Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834. He was responsible for the reform of the House of Commons and the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833.
Celebrate with this Earl Grey Spritzer Recipe…
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 2 Rington’s Fair Trade Earl Grey (loose leaf or tea bag)
- Very cold Presseco or Champagne
- 2 thin Lemon Slices
- Dissolve the sugar in 1 cup water and bring to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture turns syrupy, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat. Place the tea bags in the saucepan and let the mixture come to room temperature. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. (Syrup will keep up to one month stored in the refrigerator in a container with a tight fitting lid).
- Spoon 3 tablespoons of the cold Earl Grey syrup into each Champagne flute and top up with your favourite fizz. Garnish with a thin slice of lemon.