Winter is here and the holidays are almost upon us.
During these times, I often imagine sitting in front of a fire, sipping hot drinks and relaxing with family and friends. Instead, what usually happens is a lot of waiting in line at department stores and many late nights stuck at the office trying to get all the Holiday gifts out on time.
For those who share a similar dilemma, I have the perfect solution – a Hot Toddy. Perfect for the season and delicious enough to get your mind off all the stresses of the holidays, this tea-infused recipe takes this classic cocktail to the next level!
After Dark Tea-quila Toddy
1 tsp After Dark
1 TBSP Agave Nectar
1 Cinnamon Stick
1/4 inch slice of fresh ginger
8 whole cloves
1/4 inch slice of orange
2 oz tequila (Recommended: Partida Reposado)
8 oz Water
Boil water, then remove from heat. Add tea leaves and 4 cloves, and steep for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, press the remaining cloves into the peel of the orange slice, studding it evenly around the circle.
In a tea cup, add tequila, cinnamon stick, ginger and clove-studded orange slice.
Strain tea into cup, stir in agave nectar.