Tea Party: Five Reasons Why Spiking Your (Hot) Tea Is All The Rage
1. Jack Daniel’s Honey. Need we say more? Turn that tea into a super tea with the addition of this flavored JD.
2. It may not be Twisted Tea season right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix your own tea-infused beers with a range of fascinating flavors. Combine any light beer (Coors Light, Bud Light, Michelob Light, Miller Lite and Sam Adams Light are just a few suggestions) with a trip to your local tea shop, then test your options – we recommend cinnamon and fruity herbal selections.
3. Lemon-flavored liquor is often recommended as an infusion for tea – hot or cold. But the Internet fell short when it comes to concoctions, so we made one up:
½ ounce Smirnoff Citrus
½ ounce Copper & Kings brandy
1 fresh lemon wedge
Good quality black tea (bag or loose)
8 ounces water
Add the tea bag to boiled water and let steep for a few minutes. Pour into your favorite mug, and add the vodka and brandy. That’s right, you heard it here first: the ‘Tea-off.’
4. Tea’s not just for the ladies. MTV’s Guy Code blog lists five awesome drinks you can make with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.
5. We found this delish recipe for a Smoked Maple Bourbon Chai Tea Toddy, made with Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon. Chai tea isn’t just for fall – this warm, spiked creation can be enjoyed all winter long!
6. Who says Mint Juleps can only be enjoyed in the summer? Atlanta bartender Lara Creasy shares the ultimate winter warmer recipe: the Winter Julep! All you need is a little Maker’s Mark, peppermint tea and brown sugar syrup!
What's your favorite type of hot cocktail? Let us know in the comments!
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