Tea Martini Recipe

Words: Dwight Co/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/May 21, 2012

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Sometimes, you’d want to look like an alcoholic to impress a certain crowd. As you know, you could easily do that with our faux strawberry champagne.

But what if you want to do the opposite?

What if you desperately need your afternoon alcohol fix, but want to look like a sophisticated 18th century duchess?

Enter the Tea Martini.

This little drink looks like tea, tastes a bit like tea but has a subtle alcholic punch for you.

Try it out in your office (secretly, of course) for merienda and tell us about it. You can even have it with some scones or cookies for the full afternoon tea experience.

But if scones are too classy for you, Sky Flakes will do.

Earl Gray Tea Martini (aka The Marteani)

Yield: 1 serving


  • 2 tbsp Earl Grey Tea infused with Vodka
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 1 pc Lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup Ice

Procedure for the Early Grey-Infused Vodka

  1. Soak 1 sachet earl grey tea in 200 ml vodka overnight.

Procedure for the Tea Martini

  1. Make a glass by putting together all ingredients in a shaker and shake for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Serve in martini glass or tea cup.


  1. If you don’t have corn syrup, you can make your own by boiling together 1 cup water with 2 cups sugar until dissolved. Adjust quantity of syrup to taste. You can also use other tea flavors for this recipe. This recipe is perfect with some scones or cookies on the side.

Dwight Co

Managing Director/Founder

When he was nine, Dwight stormed the kitchen and proudly cooked himself his first dish, Spam and eggs. Realizing his immense talent for cooking canned food, he co-founded Pepper.ph in 2012. Aside from directing Pepper.ph's content and design, Dwight also makes websites and runs a tiny ramen house in Burgos Circle called Wrong Ramen. See More.

  • http://rileymadel.blogspot.com/ Sarah (Thyme)

    Your photo is just beautiful and it jumped out at me from Tastespotting.  The drink looks very intriguing and I’ve been seeing Earl Grey tea lately in desserts as well as your drink.

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Thanks Sarah! :) you should try this drink, the vodka actually went really well with earl grey. 

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Aww thanks so much Sarah! Glad you liked the photo! Try the recipe soon and tell us about it! We’d love to hear from you again!:D