Prep: 2 min. Steep: 25 hrs.
Yield: About 13 oz.

The Original Steep.

Tea-flavored cocktails are a growing trend in mixology, and now, you can make your own. With this recipe, Kilgore combines the strong herbal presence from Earl Grey tea with the sweet, light flavor of ripe blueberries.


To get started, you’ll need: 6 oz. Everclear®, 7 oz. purified water, ¼ cup Earl Grey tea, and 6 oz. fresh blueberries.

Once you have all your ingredients in order, mix the Earl Grey tea, Everclear® and water in a sealable, quart-sized container.

Once blended, seal and let steep from 30 to 90 minutes. Taste test every half hour to ensure it’s infused to your liking.

After the initial infusion is finished, remove the Earl Grey tea and then add blueberries. Seal the container and let steep in a cool, dry place for 24 hours.

Once the blueberries have infused to your liking, strain them out with a mesh strainer and coffee filter.

Once fully blended, your Blueberry Earl Grey Vodka is ready to bottle. Store in a cool, dark place, and enjoy.

Blueberry Earl Grey Vodka

6 oz. Everclear®
7 oz. Purified water
¼ cup Earl Grey tea (or 3 bags)
6 oz. Fresh, ripe blueberries


  1. Blend Everclear®, water and tea in quart-sized container.
  2. Let steep for 30 to 90 minutes to taste.
  3. Once steeped, remove tea and add blueberries.
  4. Steep in a cool, dry place for 24 hours.
  5. Strain out blueberries.
  6. Bottle, store and enjoy.
Modified original recipe from Ted Kilgore