Stormy Earl of Grey Stormy Earl of Grey

Stormy Earl of Grey

By Alan Hughes

Stormy Earl of Grey Stormy Earl of Grey

This classic blend of black tea and fragrant bergamot oil with its captivating floral-citrus aroma and distinctive taste make it the perfect centrepiece for a unique twist on the classic Dark and Stormy cocktail.

We have discovered a new favourite drink in the team and invite you to join us! Indulge in the exquisite world of flavours with our Earl Grey Dark N Stormy Mocktail recipe, featuring our premium Earl Grey tea infused with natural bergamot oil.

What's a Dark and Stormy? A classic Dark and Stormy is a beloved cocktail originating from Bermuda. It consists of dark rum, ginger beer, and a splash of lime juice. This combination creates a harmonious blend of sweet, spicy, and citrusy flavours, reminiscent of the tempestuous seas for which it's named.

Our Earl Grey Dark N Stormy Mocktail retains the spirit of this classic by adding tea, muscovado and spices to create a new aromatic flavour hit.

What is Earl Grey Tea:
Earl Grey tea, named after Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey of England, is a blend that has enchanted tea connoisseurs for generations. Adding bergamot oil, extracted from the aromatic rind of the bergamot orange, elevates our black tea to a new level of sophistication. It's believed that the blend was a gift to the Earl from a Chinese diplomat, a gesture of gratitude for the Earl's help in saving the diplomat's son. Since then, it has become a symbol of timeless elegance.

We have noticed exceptional passion and high expectations amongst Earl Grey tea lovers, a whole world on its own! We really love hearing from our Earl Grey connoisseurs. The team here are proud to have received many compliments on our Classic Earl Grey tea - a loose-leaf Sri Lankan black tea made with real bergamot essential oils and no artificial flavourings, which give it a beautiful and delicate citrusy, floral note - without any harsh tones that overpower the tea.

The floral-citrus qualities of our Earl Grey tea harmonize perfectly with the classic Dark and Stormy cocktail's bold, spicy ginger beer and zesty lime. We have tried our share of ginger beers and ales, and our firm favourite is Fevertree's Ginger ale, with a natural dry ginger flavour that packs a punch (no sponsorship here, just pure admiration).

How to make our Stormy Earl of Grey:
Serves 8 (or 4 very thirsty people)

  • 2.5 cups/640ml Fever Tree Ginger Ale
  • 8 cups ice
Lime Cordial
  • 3 Limes, zested and Juiced (to make 140ml Lime juice)
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/8 Tsp each cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, cloves
Earl Grey Tea Concentrate
  • 8 heaped teaspoons (16g) Noble and Sunday Earl Grey Tea
  • 1 Cup of hot water

Muscovado Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 grams (3 heaped tsp) of Noble & Sunday Earl Grey tea
  • 1/8 cup muscovado sugar
  • 1/8 cup white sugar.


1. Lime Cordial:

  • Zest and juice 3 limes to yield approximately 140ml of lime juice.
  • In a small container, combine the lime zest, lime juice, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and a pinch of cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and cloves.
  • Mix well, cover, and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to infuse.
  • Strain the cordial before use.

2. Earl Grey Tea Concentrate:

  • In a cup or teapot, combine 8 heaped teaspoons (16g) of Earl Grey tea with 1 cup of boiling water.
  • Brew for 7 minutes, then strain and chill the tea concentrate.
  • Top up to ensure at least 240ml of tea concentrate is ready for your mocktail

3. Muscovado Syrup:

  • In a pot, bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil (with a lid).
  • Remove from heat and add 6 grams (3 heaped tsp) of Noble & Sunday Earl Grey tea, 1/8 cup muscovado sugar, and 1/8 cup white sugar.
  • Stir until the sugars are dissolved.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for 5-10 minutes, then strain and let it cool.

For Assembly per Glass:

  • 20ml (1.5 tbsp) Lime Cordial
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) Earl Grey Tea Concentrate
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) Fever-Tree Dry Ginger Ale
  • Lots of Ice Cubes
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) Muscovado Syrup (for layering)
  • Lime slices, for garnish (optional)

For Bulk Assembly:
  • 160ml Lime Cordial
  • 1 cup Earl Grey Tea Concentrate
  • 2.5 cups Ginger Ale
  • Ice Cubes
  • Muscovado Syrup (for layering)
  • Lime slices, for garnish (optional)

Continue to the instructions as provided in the previous recipe for Single Glass Assembly, Bulk Assembly, and the Optional Alcohol Addition.

Embrace the rich history of Earl Grey tea, sip on the harmonious blend of flavors, and relish in the modern twist on the classic Dark and Stormy cocktail with our Earl Grey Dark N Stormy Mocktail. It's a fusion of tradition and innovation, perfect for sharing and celebrating life's moments.


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