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