Sara Essex Bradley
The Faubourg Tall Boy from SoBou in New Orleans
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Faubourg Tall Boy

December 2012

Faubourg is old French for “fortress,” and it’s what we call our neighborhoods here in New Orleans. I live in the Faubourg Treme and I like to make up a tasty refreshing drink like this when I join in on the second lines. This drink is actually a combination of my dad’s favorite drink, a Tom Collins, and my mom’s favorite drink, a Kir Royale. The tea infusion is real quick and easy. Just soak 4 bags of Earl Grey tea per one liter of gin for about 6 to10 minutes.

  • 1 1/2 oz. Earl Grey infused gin
  • 1/2 oz. crème de cassis
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • top with cava or sparkling wine
  • garnish: lemon wheel

Shake all ingredients but the wine in a shaker filled with ice. Strain and pour over fresh ice in a Collins glass and top with sparkling wine. Add a lemon wheel.