Dark tea, aromatic bergamot - what is there not to love about Earl Grey? It also makes a delightful booze! You can make your own Earl Grey Cordial - it is easy, and makes a wonderful gift to give a tea aficionado!
Burnt sugar syrup is a great way to create "instant aged" liquors, flavor homemade bitters, or simply add depth and complexity to cocktails. (Plus: a chance to win the new, awesomely geeky cocktail science book Craft Cocktails at Home!)