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How to Make the Afternoon Mar-Tea-Ni

Traditional afternoon tea reimagined in cocktail form, with a sugar syrup flavoured with tea and jam. This recipe is by Andy Mil of The Cocktail Trading Company.

If you want to hear Andy’s story before he came up with this luscious cocktail, head to Lush Life Podcasts!

Afternoon Mar-Tea-ni, Cocktail Trading Company

Afternoon Mar-Tea-Ni

The Afternoon Mar-Tea-Ni is a delightful cocktail typically made with Earl Grey tea, gin, lemon juice, and other flavorful ingredients for a sophisticated beverage experience.
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Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine British
Servings 1
Calories 395 kcal


  • 60 ml Earl Grey and blackcurrant jam syrup*
  • 60 ml gin
  • 60 ml lemon juice
  • ¼ egg white
  • Sparkling wine to top


  • First make the syrup*
  • Brew 1/4 tsp of loose Earl Grey tea leaves in 60ml of almost-boiled water for five minutes, then strain out the tea leaves and blend the tea with 25g blackcurrant jam, 12g vanilla sugar and 15ml apple juice.
  • Once the jam and sugar have dissolved, strain again, bottle and chill. 
  • To make the drink, put everything except the bubbles in a shaker and dry shake, so the egg white sets.
  • Add ice, shake again and strain into a chilled champagne flute.
  • Top with the sparkling wine and serve. 


*For the syrup: Mix 1/4 tsp loose-leaf Earl Grey tea brewed in 60ml boiling water, 25g blackcurrant jam, 12g vanilla sugar and 15ml apple juice!


Calories: 395kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Afternoon Mar-Tea-Ni
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