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Earl Grey Old Fashioned with shortbread and orange garnish

Earl Grey Old Fashioned – ‘Earl’y to Rise

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
You can start or end the day with this rich, buttery, shortbread-infused old fashioned flavored with Earl Grey simple syrup and lavender bitters. It’s a rich dessert cocktail with lovely floral and bergamot notes. This is a must try to tea lovers and Anglophiles!
5 from 2 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz shortbread cookie-infused bourbon*
  • ½ oz Earl Grey simple syrup**
  • 7 drops Scrappy’s lavender bitters
  • 12 drops 18.21 Earl Grey bitters
  • Garnish: shortbread cookie and lemon/orange peel


  • Combine bourbon, simple and bitters in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir until well chilled and strain into a rocks glass with a large rock. Garnish with a cookie and citrus peel.


*Full recipe for the shortbread cookie-infused bourbon at the end of this article: https://www.cocktailcontessa.com/cookie-infused-bourbon/
** Earl Grey Simple Syrup: Add two Earl Grey tea bags to 1 cup of hot water. Let steep 5 minutes and remove. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour into a clean jar and store in the fridge up to 4 weeks.
Keyword apple bitters, bourbon, bourbon infusion, cookie, earl grey, lavender, shortbread
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