Thirsty Thursday: Cider Tea

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!


  • regular-size hibiscus tea bags
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • whole allspice
  • cloves
  • (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.
Note:  Southern Living tested with Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger Herbal Tea.

Doesn’t it make you want to start a fire, and get nice and cozy, sipping it?  Let me know if you do!  I’ll be busy tonight making two breakfast casseroles for a baby shower I’m hosting for a dear friend on Saturday.

Since I missed out on the whole Target for Missoni craze, having a newborn at home that week, I thought I wouldn’t ever get my hands on any of it.  Well…every time that I’ve visited my Target since then, I’ve been lucky enough to find returns on the Missoni rack.  I wore the Missoni Infinity scarf to a neighborhood picnic last weekend…

This is NOT my house behind me…it’s my next-door neighbors’.

Here’s the new iMac, in all its glory, looking lovely in our bedroom…


Oh yeah, and I can’t believe I left out our first born!!  Boozer turned FIVE last week.  If you didn’t know it, you’d seriously think he was a puppy – the little spazzo!

Hope y’all have a nice rest of your Thursday!
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4 thoughts on “Thirsty Thursday: Cider Tea

  1. I'm making that tea recipe tonight, It's going down to 31 degrees. Nevermind looking great for just having had a baby. You look like a college girl that hasn't had any children yet.

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