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Tee’s Tea

I was working on some new additions to the winter cocktail list at work and realized that I hadn’t seen any gin toddies. This seemed like a good challenge. The based is an infused dry gin: into each fifth of gin add three bags of Numi Orange Spice tea (a white tea with orange peel, lemongrass, and schisandra berries) and let sit for ~20-24 hours until a rich orange color has been attained.

  • 1.5 Orange Spiced Gin
  • .75 Cointreau
  • .5 Orgeat syrup
  • hot water
  • twist of orange

Combine all of the liquids in a heated footed mug, twist orange over top and drop in. This is a warming spiced drink that is strong on the citrus but mellowed with the almond. If you want to you can add a dash or two of some Peychaud’s or a few cloves to make it feel a little more seasonal.

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4 responses to “Tee’s Tea

  1. Mallory November 8, 2011 at 10:58 am

    This sounds delicious!

  2. Lyrics, Libations, and Life November 8, 2011 at 11:29 am

    hmm, haven’t tried this one yet. I assume I’ll have to make it shortly though. You know, you’re kind of like the kid at the top of the class that makes us all have to do more work. Leave us underachievers alone!

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