Spiked & Spiced Tea

April 6, 2015
Spiked & Spiced Tea

Author Notes: I honestly can't decide if I like this better as a hot tea toddy or a patio cocktail! I suppose that makes it a drink for any season. Cheers!Stephanie

Serves: 2

Ingredients

Spiced Syrup

  • 1 tablespoon dried peppermint
  • 1 tablespoon dried lemongrass
  • 3 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Spiked & Spiced Tea

  • 16 ounces boiling water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 2 ounces Spiced Syrup
  • 2-3 ounces gin (optional)
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • ice
In This Recipe

Directions

Spiced Syrup

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring to make sure sugar dissolves, and cook for 1 to 2 min.
  2. Remove from heat. Cover and allow mixture to steep until room temperature, about 20 min. Strain peppermint and lemongrass out. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Spiked & Spiced Tea

  1. Steep tea bags in boiling water for 4 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags. Stir in Spiced Syrup and let cool in refrigerator.
  3. Thoroughly stir gin into cooled tea mixture. (For a non-alcoholic Spiced Tea, simply omit this step.)
  4. Add ice as desired. Add more gin or syrup to taste. Garnish with fresh mint sprig.
  5. Note: For a Spiced Tea Toddy, skip the refrigerator and serve piping hot!

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