Lady Grey Whiskey Ale

Lady Grey Whiskey Ale mingles the effervescence of ginger ale with the sweetness of tea-brewed simple syrup and a kick of alcohol infused with vanilla beans and honey.

Lady Grey Whiskey Ale mingles the effervescence of ginger ale with the sweetness of tea-brewed simple syrup and a kick of alcohol infused with vanilla beans and honey.

Lady Grey Whiskey Ale
Makes 1 drink
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Ingredients
  1. Ice cubes
  2. 1½ ounces Vanilla-Honey-Infused Whiskey (recipe follows)
  3. 1 ounce Lady Grey Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  4. 6 ounces ginger ale
  5. Garnish: vanilla bean
Vanilla-Honey-Infused Whiskey
  1. ½ cup honey
  2. ½ cup water
  3. 4 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  4. 1 liter whiskey*
Lady Grey Simple Syrup
  1. 1 cup water
  2. ¾ cup sugar
  3. 1 Lady Grey tea bag**
Instructions
  1. In a drink shaker, combine ice cubes, Vanilla-Honey-Infused Whiskey, Lady Grey Simple Syrup, and ginger ale. Shake vigorously. Strain mixture into a chilled glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with vanilla bean, if desired.
Vanilla-Honey-Infused Whiskey
  1. In a small saucepan, combine honey, water, and vanilla beans. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely. In a large canning jar, pour whiskey and honey mixture; shake to combine. Seal jar, and let whiskey sit at room temperature for up to 4 days. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve† into a large airtight container or canning jar. Vanilla-Honey-Infused Whiskey can be stored, at room temperature, in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.
Lady Grey Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, combine water and sugar. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and add tea bag. Steep for 5 minutes; remove and discard tea bag. Lady Grey Simple Syrup can be stored, refrigerated, in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Notes
  1. *For testing purposes, our test kitchen used Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey.
  2. †You may substitute cheesecloth, if desired.
  3. **For testing purposes, our test kitchen used Twinings Lady Grey Tea.
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