Man, Southern Living sure had a bunch of delicious cocktail recipes this month! It was so hard to choose the perfect one for this week. I’m guessing I’ll keep posting these Southern Living festive cocktail recipes…especially considering the holidays will be perfect to make them…with a special someone, or with friends and family! Cheers!
This week I went with the Cider Tea recipe. It makes 8 cups. I’m sure you can spike it with some rum, as well, to warm you up even more! I’ve heard in the Northeast they’re already getting snow?! P. S. If you’ve never tried hibiscus tea, you must try it sometime! The hubs and I visited San Francisco’s Chinatown a couple of years back, and went into so many tea shops…and the hibiscus tea was definitely my favorite!
- 6 regular-size hibiscus tea bags
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 4 whole allspice
- 4 cloves
- 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
- 6 cups apple cider
- Place tea bags and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, until liquid is reduced to 2 cups. Remove tea bags, and stir in whole allspice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Let cool about 1 hour; chill 1 hour. Discard solids. Cook tea mixture and apple cider in a large saucepan over medium heat until thoroughly heated.