Recipe courtesy of Celestial Seasonings
16 oz. apple cider
5 bags Celestial Seasonings Cranberry Apple Zinger® Tea
peels from 1 orange
small squeeze of orange juice
small squeeze of lemon juice
1-2 cinnamon sticks
a few cloves
tea-infused simple syrup (see below)
optional: add bourbon to taste
Tea-Infused Simple Syrup
4 tea bags
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the apple cider, tea, orange peel, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves. Simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Rest for 20 minutes, then pour the mixture through a strainer. Meanwhile, make the simple syrup by combining the tea, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
3. Mix spiced tea mixture with bourbon and simple syrup, to taste. Pour over ice.
Makes 4 cocktails.
Published by WholeFoods Magazine Online, 12/30/2014