Maple Bourbon Hot Toddies

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SERVINGS

4 servings

PREP TIME

15 minutes

ACTIVE TIME

5 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 black tea bags (such as 365 Brand or Red Rose)
  • 4 juniper berries
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 oz bourbon whiskey (2 oz. per drink)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (0.5 tsp. per drink)
  • 1 orange, sliced to squeeze for garnish
  • 4 slices of lemon, for garnish
  • 4 orange peels, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water, maple syrup, brown sugar, juniper berries, cloves, and cinnamon stick to an almost-boil (about 208 degrees).
  2. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags. Steep for 5-8 minutes. Immediately strain then discard seasonings and tea bags.
  3. In a double-walled glass or mug, measure 2 oz bourbon and ΒΌ teaspoon lemon juice. Fill mug with hot maple tea infusion (about 1 cup).
  4. Garnish with a squeeze of orange, slice of lemon, and an orange peel.