We are releasing the second mystery with The Society of Curiosities: The Posey Ring and the Chapbook. You travel to Victorian England to start your adventure – and what better way to celebrate than with some tea – and alcohol.

Cocktail recipe with earl grey infused vodka

The Aldora Palmist

If you’ve played our solve the mystery game, you’ll know that Aldora is the grandmaster of The Society of Curiosities – so why not name a drink after her and one of her favorite pastimes?

This drink is a refreshing blend of Earl Grey infused vodka, lemon, honey and sparkling water. It’s subtle and sophisticated, with a hint of mystery, just like Aldora Pennywig.

The Inspiration came from one of our researchers, MrsDarkHeart, who suggested a Boozy Palmer – an Arnold Palmer with a kick. And who doesn’t want a little nip with their tea – it’s a grand idea!

How to Make an Aldora Palmist

You will need:

  • 1 oz Earl Grey infused Vodka (instructions below)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz honey
  • Club Soda

Combine your vodka, lemon and honey until blended. Add ice and top it off with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy your solve a mystery game! We hope you love our newest adventure!

*You can use lemonade instead of lemon and honey

Earl Grey Infused Vodka

  • 1 tbs Earl Grey Tea (loose or in a bag)
  • 1/4 cup vodka

Add the tea into the vodka and infuse for two hours. Strain and store. For a stronger flavor, use more tea.

*I used lavender Earl Grey and it was delightful!

Non-Alcoholic Option

This is super easy to make non-alcoholic! Use Early Great Tea instead of Earl Grey Infused Vodka – done! We said it was easy.

On The Topic of Vodka

While we’re talking about vodka, we pulled up a few fun facts that we hope you enjoy.

It is said that the origin of “vodka” comes from the Russian word “voda”, meaning water. Like water, vodka is popular – it’s the worlds most popular spirit!

Polish and Russians still hotly debate the origins of vodka, but we know it most likely started in a Slavic country.

Vodka consumption had a slow start in America. Whisky was the drink of choice and vodka was having a hard time grabbing traction until the mislabeling of a bottle of vodka with a whiskey cap, coining the phrase, “Smirnoff White Whiskey—No Smell, No Taste.” They even launched a “Smirnoff Leaves You Breathless” campaign – claiming that while whiskey left a smell on the breath, vodka didn’t leave a trace.

The popularity increased in the 1940s with the Moscow Mule, and the rest is history!