Tea Cocktails for the Holidays
The holidays are fast approaching, so bring on the festivies. Why not spread holiday cheer by adding spirited tea cocktails to your holiday party and meal planning?
Here are three over 21 drinks that will help you and your guests wind down and enjoy yourselves just a bit more.
“I can’t do another thing!” said the stressed holiday party host; but these three recipes are extremely easy, and what’s more your guests will be thrilled to partake in these festive drinks that will have them thinking that you’ve toiled super hard to make them.
*Extra bonus: these three recipes not only taste great, they also look fabulous as well and will add to the ambiance of your table settings.
(*this recipe here is per the glass or fancy mug, can increase & variate for use in a punch
bowl for a large crowd)
What you’ll need:
Your favorite type of ginger tea (bags or loose leaf, can also use a blended ginger tea; your favorite)
tea pot (or large pot if making for a crowd)
2 saucers (small plates)
Bourbon (your favorite kind)
honey (enough to fill a saucer)
soft fresh packaged brown sugar (put on saucer)
Step 1. bring water to a boil, (brew your tea the way you normally do )
Step 2. steep tea No more than 10 minutes
Step 3. at this time take your fancy glasses (around 6 ounces) and dip rims into honey first
and then into brown sugar. set aside.
Step 4. remove tea bags and add bourbon, stir gently and serve warm.
So pretty and sweet and spicy. Enjoy
For the second recipe
Enjoy a spiced orange cider the adult way. try this one
Orange Spiced Tea Cider
*this is a one glass recipe
10 -12 ounce glasses for serving
8 ounces of your favorite cider
1 orange spice tea bag or loose leaf
2 ounces of dark rum
garnish of cinnamon sticks
Step 1. Heat the cider in a saucepan until hot. Do not boil.
Step 2. Remove from heat.
Step3. now put tea bag in pan steep at least 5 minutes lid on.
Step 4. Uncover pan remove tea bags and then add rum. Stir to mix.
Step 5. Add cinnamon stick to garnish.
Try cold Palmer Vodka
½ iced tea ½ lemonade vodka
This tea drink may be over ice but it will sure warm you inside.
2 large containers (pitchers)
lemonade (can use your favorite, whether frozen or premixed (just watch the sugar content)
about 6 fresh lemons
3 Earl Grey tea bags
1 cup of Vodka
Step 1. boil the 5 cups of water.
Step 2. Steep tea bags anywhere from 7-10 minutes.
Step 3. remove tea bags and cool
Step 4. prepare lemonade (follow directions on your lemonade, if using premixed make sure sugars are low).
Step 5.Squeeze lemons into lemonade
Step 6. mix tea with the lemonade and then refrigerate.
Step 7. add more lemons for garnish and serve in festive glasses.
Enjoy your holidays!!
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