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Earl Grey Cocktail with orange wheel and orange twist in ice-filled rocks glass

Earl Grey Bourbon Cocktail

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Let the fragrant notes of Earl Grey tea play with your bourbon in this fun and simple Earl Grey Old Fashioned. While you might think of this as an evening cocktail, it wouldn’t be out of place in a late breakfast or early brunch, given the lovely bergamot notes comes from the cocktail.
5 from 8 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • ½ oz Earl Grey simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Earl Grey bitters 1821 bitters
  • 1 dash Meyer lemon bitters optional
  • Garnish: orange or lemon peel


  • Combine bourbon, syrup and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish.


Earl Grey Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2-3 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 cup sugar
Brew the tea in the hot water. After removing the tea bags, add the sugar and shake or stir until the sugar is dissolved. Store in a clean glass jar in the fridge.
Keyword apple bitters, bergamot, bourbon, earl grey, old fashioned, simple syrup
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