Cider, Spice, and Everything Nice Tea Cocktail

Cider, Spice, and Everything Nice Tea Cocktail
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Boston Harbor Hotel

The Cider, Spice, and Everything Nice cocktail (pictured on right).

This chilled, Orleans aperitif is a dry cider-apple wine infused with basil and anise hyssop, from Vermont. Together with cinnamon spice tea, bourbon, housemade apple cinnamon simple syrup, and whiskey barrel-aged bitters, this cocktail (pictured on right) truly embraces the flavors of the season. Click here for more "tea-tails" for winter.

Ingredients

  • 4-5  Ounces  cold cinnamon spice tea (oversteeped at 10 minutes)
  • 1 1/2  Ounce  Orleans aperitif
  • 1 1/2  Ounce  Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 1/4  Ounce  lemon juice
  • 1/4  Ounce  apple cinnamon simple syrup
  • dashes Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters

Directions

Fill a shaker with all ingredients. Fill shaker with ice and shake. Slice an apple and place slices firmly against the inside of a highball glass, leaving some space between each slice through which to view the contents of the cocktail (pattern look like the spots of a giraffe). Carefully fill highball 7/8 full of fresh ice and strain the cocktail into the glass slowly.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
82g
63%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
355mg
36%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
308µg
77%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
131mg
41%
Niacin
15mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
445mg
64%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Sodium, Na
878mg
59%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
19g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.