Winter brings in cold and that means lots of tea and whiskey, bourbon or anything kind of spirit to keep you warm. Christmas is around the corner and if you are planning for an intimate get together or just want to enjoy winter cocktails made with tea (best of both worlds, right?), then you are going to love it. We have curated 6 winter tea cocktail recipes that you need to try and maybe even share it with your loved ones to keep your holiday spirits high! Check them out:
The Whiskey Tea Toddy
Nothing better than a warm cup of toddy on a winter night or even afternoon, right? Well, you can now make a cup of Whiskey Tea Toddy to enjoy the cold in its full glory and here’s how:
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 5 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 whole star anise
- 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
- 1/2 cup (or more, to taste) already-brewed hot tea (ideally use English Breakfast Tea)
- Slice of lemon
Add honey and spices to the bottom of a heat-proof snifter or mug.
Add the whiskey and pour in the tea.
Squeeze the lemon, drop it in, and stir until the honey is melted.
Chamomile Bourbon Hot Toddy
Another interesting take on Hot Toddy is to add Chamomile Tea and Bourbon to it for a pleasant high and perfect to keep you warm this winter. Check out how to make this simple and easy cocktail:
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 cup already-brewed chamomile tea
- 1 slice Meyer lemon
- Dash lavender bitters
Add the honey and bourbon to a heat-proof snifter or mug.
Top with the tea, squeeze the lemon, and drop it in.
Add the lavender bitters and stir until the honey is melted.
English Christmas Punch
Nothing screams Christmas as much as a good old English Christmas Punch, right? Make your winter parties special and more fun with this classic recipe. Check this out:
- 750 ml bottle dark rum
- 750 ml bottle dry red wine
- 3 cups strong brewed tea (use Darjeeling Muscatel Tea)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups seasonal fruits (for garnish)
Heat, but do not allow to boil, the wine, tea, and lemon and orange juices in a saucepan or chafing dish.
Pour the heated mix into a heat-proof punch bowl.
Place as much sugar as possible into a large ladle and any excess sugar into the punch bowl.
Saturate the sugar in the ladle with rum.
Ignite the rum and sugar in the ladle and pour it into the bowl while still aflame.
Stir well and extinguish the flames.
Stir well, ensuring the sugar is completely dissolved, and then add the fruit.
Winter Tea Rum Punch
Make this winter and festive season more fun and warm with this Winter Tea Rum Punch to keep your spirits high. Here’s how you can make this delicious winter cocktail:
- 240ml (1 cup) water
- 2 tbsp of Kashmiri Khawa
- 240ml (1 cup) fresh orange juice (from about 5 oranges)
- 300ml (1 1/4 cups) ginger beer
- 240ml (1 cup) dark rum
- 120ml (1/2 cup) honey
- sugar swizzle (demitasse) sticks
- orange twists
Bring water to a boil in a small pot. Remove from heat, add tea leaves and let brew for 5 minutes. Discard the tea leaves.
Meanwhile, combine orange juice, ginger beer, rum and honey in a medium saucepan. Stir in hot tea.
Bring punch to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it boils lower the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour into heat-resistant glasses. Garnish with a demitasse sticks and orange twists.
Baileys Chai Cocktail
When it’s cold outside, bring on the Baileys Chai Cocktail! This is an awesome boozy winter warmer, masala chai blended with creamy baileys and vanilla vodka and it’s so quick to whip up. Here’s how you can make this:
- 2 ounces Baileys® Original or Homemade Irish Cream
- 1/2 ounce vanilla flavored vodka
- 6 ounces hot masala chai
Combine Irish Cream and vanilla vodka to a mug.
Top with hot masala chai.
Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
G & Tea Cocktail
Take your gin and tonic to the next level with this delicious cocktail recipe. For a playful twist on a classic ‘g&t’ we’ve made a delicious green tea syrup, which forms the basis of this zesty gin cocktail. Check out the recipe below:
For The Green Tea Syrup:
- 200ml water
- 200g caster sugar
- Peeled zest of 2 lemons
- 1 tbsp of green tea
For the G & Tea cocktail:
- 2tsp green tea syrup
- 25ml gin
- 150ml tonic water
- slice lemon or lime, to serve
For the green tea syrup, dissolve the water and sugar with lemon zest over a gentle heat. Remove from the heat, let it cool slightly then add the tea leaves and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Remove the tea leaves, leave in the lemon and allow to cool.
For the G & Tea cocktail, add 2tsp tea syrup to your gin and tonic with a slice of lemon or lime.
Try these winter tea cocktails and enjoy a warm and merry winters with your friends, bae, family or just yourself.