The Unsung London Fog

If you’re like most people, you start your day with a hot cup of coffee. Whether you prefer a strong Americano or a mellow cup of tea, the London Fog is a perfect start to your morning. Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to make.

Handy Chef, London Fog Tea
Enjoying a London Fog before heading to the office.

The London Fog is a classic tea latte made with black tea and milk. While it has a creamy, mellow flavor, the black tea provides a hefty dose of caffeine in case you need an extra kick in the morning.


  • 2 oz warm milk (Dairy, Almond, Oat, any)
  • 4 oz hot water
  • 2 bags of Earl Grey tea, or 2 tea spoons of loose Earl Grey tea
  • 1 splash of vanilla simple syrup
  • Honey, to taste


  1. Combine the milk, water, and vanilla in a 16 oz mug.
  2. Add the tea bags, let steep for up to 5 minutes. Stir in honey to taste.

I get an early start every day, waking around 5:30 am. Looking forward to the having a London Fog makes getting up at that hour a little easier for me. The first time I had one of these was at a DC cafe called Bakehouse. Their London Fog was perfect! It had loose leaf earl grey, fresh vanilla, and the perfect creaminess.

But that shop has long since closed down, leaving me on the hunt for the perfect London Fog in DC. I still hadn’t found one quite as good as Bakehouse’s, so I figured why not just make my own at home!

Have you ever tried to copy your favorite restaurant’s recipe?

Whether you plan to sit poolside or lounge on your couch with the air conditioner on full blast, an ice cold beverage is just what you need to stay cool this summer. And I’ve got just the thing…

The Ingredients

4 oz coconut sparkling water, I prefer the Waterloo brand

4 oz Ginger beer

1 Lemon

1 tsp Honey

1 thumb Ginger

Fresh mint leaves


  1. Cut two thin slices from the lemon, save the rest of the lemon for later. Peel the ginger root, then cut two slices from that as well.
  2. Squeeze the juice from half of the lemon into an 8 oz glass. Add the honey, the ginger slices, and 2-3 mint leaves. Muddle this mixture with a muddler, or the bottom end of a wooden spoon.
  3. Once the fresh ingredients are muddled in the glass, add ice cubes. Then pour the sparkling water and ginger beer into the glass.
  4. Garnish with the lemon slices. Enjoy!