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Apple Tea Cocktail

November 30, 2014

20141127 Apple Tea CocktailThis is a sassy cocktail that will get any festive occasion going strong. The maple syrup, earl grey tea, and apple juice make it perfect for fall and winter gatherings.

You will need:

  • 12 bags Earl Grey tea, divided
  • 2 c boiling water
  • 3 T light brown sugar
  • 3 c gin or vodka
  • Maple syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Unfiltered apple juice (I used a honeycrisp cider from Trader Joe’s)

Then you will…

  1. Steep 8 of the tea bags in the boiling water.
  2. Mix in the brown sugar. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Steep the remaining tea bags in the gin for 2 hours, stirring periodically. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the following:
    1. 2 oz infused gin (or vodka)
    2. 2 oz apple juice
    3. 1 oz maple syrup
    4. 1/2 oz lemon juice
    5. 1/2 oz sweetened tea
  5. Shake and smile.
  6. Serve over ice and share with friends and family.
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