Apple Zinger Tea-Tails
Serves: makes 4 cocktails
  • 16 oz. apple cider
  • 5 bags Celestial Seasonings Cranberry Apple Zinger Tea
  • orange peels from 1 orange
  • small squeeze of orange juice
  • small squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • a few cloves
  • tea-infused simple syrup
  • optional: make it alcoholic, add bourbon to taste
tea-infused simple syrup
  • 4 tea bags
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the apple cider, tea, orange peel, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves. Simmer for 5 minutes. Rest for 20 minutes, then pour the mixture through a strainer.
  2. Meanwhile, make the simple syrup by combining the tea, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  3. Mix spiced tea mixture with bourbon and simple syrup, to taste. Pour over ice.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at