Spiked Apple Cider Iced Tea is a delicious fall cocktail, made with apple cider tea and whiskey.
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*Note: This recipe is intended for those 21 years of age or older.
Fall is not my favorite season, because it’s followed by winter. But one of the things that makes it pretty tolerable is apple cider. Whether it’s the chilled version you get in the refrigerated section of the grocery store or the tea bags from The Republic of Tea. For this Spiked Apple Cider Iced Tea I’d definitely recommend purchasing the Republic of Tea tea bags because it has a much more pure apple cider flavor that you don’t get with the store stuff.
WHAT IS SPIKED APPLE CIDER?
Spiked Apple Cider is apple cider (tea) that has been spiked with liquor, such as bourbon, whiskey, or vodka.
SPIKED APPLE CIDER ICED TEA INGREDIENTS
- 4 Republic of Tea Apple Cider tea bags
- 1/2 – 1 cup bourbon
Spiked Apple Cider Iced Tea
- 5 Republic of Tea Apple Cider tea bags
- 5 1/2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 - 1 cup bourbon or liquor of your choice
- Optional: apple slices for garnish
- Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
- Once boiling, turn off heat and stir in the sugar until it dissolves.
- Add the tea bags and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and pour mixture into a pitcher.
- Chill for 1-2 hours or until cold.
- Pour in bourbon or liquor of your choice.
- Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour 8 oz. into each cup.
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