London Fog Cocktail Recipe

London Fog Nutrition Facts






Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

August 9, 2023


The London Fog cocktail is a modern twist on the classic Earl Grey tea. It was created in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has gained popularity in recent years. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy the taste of Earl Grey tea and want to experience it in a new and exciting way.

  • Originated in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • A modern twist on the classic Earl Grey tea
  • Gaining popularity in recent years

How London Fog Tastes?

The London Fog cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet, creamy, and slightly citrusy flavors. The Earl Grey tea provides a subtle, floral undertone, while the addition of vanilla and lavender syrup adds a touch of sweetness. The steamed milk gives it a rich, velvety texture, making it a perfect drink for a cozy evening.

Interesting facts about London Fog

  • The name 'London Fog' is a nod to the famous British weather, known for its foggy and rainy days
  • The cocktail is sometimes referred to as an 'Earl Grey Tea Latte'
  • The London Fog can also be enjoyed as a non-alcoholic beverage by simply omitting the gin


  • Earl grey tea: 1
  • Hot water: 6 oz(180ml)
  • Gin: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Steamed milk: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Vanilla syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Lavender syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)

A few good options for London Fog are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Recipe. How to make London Fog Drink

  1. Brew the Earl Grey tea
  • Steep 1 Earl Grey tea bag in 6 oz of hot water for 3-5 minutes
  • Remove the tea bag and set aside
  1. Add the gin, vanilla syrup, and lavender syrup to the tea
  • Stir gently to combine
  1. Steam the milk
  • Heat 2 oz of milk in a saucepan or using a milk frother until it reaches a frothy consistency
  1. Pour the steamed milk into the tea mixture
  • Gently stir to combine
  1. Serve in a heat-resistant glass or mug
  • Garnish with a sprig of lavender or a lemon twist, if desired

Pro Tips

  • Steep the tea for the full 5 minutes for a stronger Earl Grey flavor
  • Use a milk frother for a creamier texture
  • Add a lemon twist for a hint of citrus

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What you could change in London Fog

  • Substitute Earl Grey tea with any other black tea
  • Replace gin with vodka for a different flavor profile
  • Use honey instead of vanilla and lavender syrup for a natural sweetener

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Frequently Asked Questions on London Fog

What type of gin works best with the London Fog cocktail?

While any type of gin can be used, choosing a high-quality London dry gin can enhance the botanical flavors in the cocktail.

What is the strength or alcohol content of London Fog cocktail?

The strength of the cocktail will vary depending on how much gin you choose to add. The classic recipe contains 1.5 oz of gin, which is about one shot.

Can I serve the London Fog cocktail cold?

This cocktail is traditionally enjoyed warm due to its comforting Earl Grey tea base. However, if you prefer, you can chill the tea and serve it as a cold cocktail.

What kind of glassware should I use for a London Fog cocktail?

A London Fog is usually served in a heat-resistant glass or mug, but you can also use a stemmed glass, such as a wine glass or a goblet, for a more sophisticated presentation.

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Extra information to help you make London Fog

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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