One of the great things about making cocktails is that you get to make stuff up. For example, have you ever had tea with alcohol? (No, Long Island Iced Tea does not count). We first tried infusing both green tea and black tea in vodka with some vanilla beans but the result was slightly odd and very bitter. Just like any experiment, sometimes you fail.
Since we are gals who do not give up easily, we tried again. This time, we brewed some hot tea: Lipton Orange Spice. Why? Leah likes spices, and my feet were cold. Add some sugar and a nip of bourbon and the result is a warming tea cocktail with comforting spices and a kick.
Spiked Spiced Tea
1 cup boiling hot water
1 orange spice tea bag
2 tsp sugar
¾ ounce Knob Creek
Place tea bag in mug of boiling hot water. Let steep one to two minutes. Add sugar and Knob Creek. Stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick and orange wheel.