Spiked Spiced Russian Tea

recipe
Scale back to 1/2 cup bourbon if you prefer a less spirited beverage. This brew smells wonderful as it simmers.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 124
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 19.5 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 8 mg

Ingredients

6 cups water
2 large-sized tea bags
2 cups fresh orange juice (about 4 oranges)
6 tablespoons honey
4 whole cloves
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
2 (2-inch) strips lemon rind
3/4 cup bourbon

Preparation

1. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan, and remove from heat. Add tea bags to pan; cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add 2 cups orange juice and next 4 ingredients (through lemon rind); bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain tea mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, and discard solids. Stir in 3/4 cup bourbon.

Note:

Laura Zapalowski,

November 2008
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