Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Empress 1908 {Food}

Ever since trying "The Empress 1908" at the Empress Hotel in Victoria B and I have been talking about recreating this impressive cocktail. The drink is made up of tea infused vodka making it a light, clean, and refreshing cocktail.Our helpful waiter gave us a few tips on the steeping process but we followed this recipe to ensure we had all the ingredients just right. 

I was so excited to share this drink with my sister and her husband who are visiting this week. Because the tea is steeped the night before and there are so few ingredients it was easy to whip up on a moments notice. 

:: Ingredients ::

1 1/2 ounce(s) Empress Tea-infused vodka
3/4 ounce(s) fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce(s) Simple Syrup
3/4 ounce(s) egg white (1/2 of one egg white)

:: Directions ::

1.  To make infused vodka, steep a 750-milliliter bottle of vodka with 4 tea bags of Earl Grey, for four hours. Discard tea.
2. Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into martini glass with a half sugar rim.

Thanks for reading, 

Photo's by Brendan & Laura Lorentz

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