Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr; Leigh Ann Ross
12 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Serve an adults-only tea, flavored with orange liqueur, for neighborhood happy hour gatherings.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 4 cups water and sugar in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Pour over tea bags. Cover and let stand 5 minutes; discard tea bags. Cool. Stir in juice, vodka, and Grand Marnier; chill.

Step 2

Gently stir in ginger ale. Serve over ice; garnish with rind, if desired.

Chef's Notes

This is a fine make-ahead recipe for an open house. Combine the ingredients through step one and chill; stir in the ginger ale just before serving. Serve in goblets, highball glasses, or any pretty clear glasses to show off the concoction's yuletide-red hue.

Ratings & Reviews

NoelKl's Review

November 18, 2010
I made this for our monthly bunco night. We LOVED this recipe. I used Cranberry Vodka and floated cranberries in it. I also used Cherry tea. I will definitely make it again.

karcoyne's Review

December 15, 2009
I've made this on several occasions and everybody loves it. I double the vodka & triple sec because it does make at least a dozen drinks. I've also made it subsituting bourbon & peach schnapps and that was also fantastic.

Mariannestites's Review

December 23, 2008
Definitely 5 stars! Made triple this recipe for a Christmas open house, and it was delicious and popular. You can easily made up batches of it in advance with all ingredients except the ginger ale, and then add the ginger ale to each pitcher just before serving. We are serving it as a New Year's cocktail this year.