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Spiked Spiced Russian Tea

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Scale back to 1/2 cup bourbon if you prefer a less spirited beverage. This brew smells wonderful as it simmers.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.