Warm up this season with this delectable tea-based hot toddy recipe.
1 1/4 teaspoons rooibos
1/2 teaspoon chopped vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 oz. brewed tea base
3 oz. milk
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1 tablespoon sugar
Heat 6 oz. of water until hot, but not boiling, and pour into a heat-safe container. In a tea linen or tea ball, combine all of the ingredients for the tea base. Brew in hot water for 5 minutes, gently agitating from time to time. Remove the tea sachet/ball.
Pour 3 oz. of the tea base into a saucepan. Add milk, bourbon and sugar. Let sit over low heat, stirring from time to time, for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Pour into a heat-safe mug and garnish with the a cinnamon stick and ground cinnamon.
Jennie Ripps is the founder and CEO of Owl’s Brew and sister company, Brew Lab Tea. She contributes to Huffington Post’s Taste and Healthy Living sections. Maria Littlefield is partner and President at Owl’s Brew and a partner at Brew Lab Tea. Jennie and Maria were selected as “35 under 35 Food Entrepreneurs” by the Specialty Food Association. They reside in NYC.
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