The Family that Tea built ( A Mar-Tea-nez story)

The Family that Tea built ( A Mar-Tea-nez story)

Luxardo Maraschino Originale

Nathan Sorby

30 Jul 2015
Via Website


  • 20ml Luxardo Maraschino Originale
  • 35ml Yorkshire pale ale & Earl Grey tea Vermouth
  • 15ml Gin
  • 2 dashes Bergamot Oil
  • 3 dashes Bergamot bitters

La Famiglia Inspiration

My inspiration came from my parents. I was born in North Yorkshire in 1987 to a father who loved his beer and a mother who loved her Yorkshire tea. Tea is a staple and right of passage not just in our household but in all Yorkshire households and I used this love for both and combined Yorkshire earl Grey tea with Pale ale from York brewery to create an alternative Vermouth to make a twist on my favourite classic Mar-Tea-nez ;-) cocktail. I wanted to ensure that both my Yorkshire ingredients and the Luxardo Maraschino shone through as it's as much a Yorkshire family inspiration as well as the history and family dynamic of Luxardo and create a delicate cocktail that could bring my family and them together. What better way than over a proper brew!


  • Add ingredients into a stiring glass 
  • Fill with cubed ice and stir gently to dilute
  • Strain into a China tea pot and serve alongside tea cups.
  • Serve with fresh lavender and grapefruit peel on the side and Cream Tea Infused fo
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