Hot Orange Sipping Tea

Hot Orange Sipping Tea
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Start To Finish Time:
10 mins
1 cocktail


  • 1 cinnamon or spice tea bag

  • ½ cup boiling water

  • 3 tablespoon (1 1/2 ounces) Grand Marnier® or other orange liqueur

  • 4 ½ teaspoon (3/4 ounce) lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) vanilla vodka

  • 1 ½ teaspoon (1/4 ounce) Simple Syrup

  • 2 drops aromatic bitters, such as Angostura®

  • Orange slice (optional)

  • Cinnamon stick (optional)

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water


  1. Place tea bag in a small teapot; add boiling water. Let stand, covered, for 3 minutes. Remove tea bag, squeezing gently, and discard. Stir in Grand Marnier, lemon juice, vodka, Simple Syrup, and bitters.

  2. Pour tea into a mug. Serve hot. If desired, garnish with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick.

Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. (The syrup is done when it is completely clear and the surface is covered with bubbles.) Remove from heat; cool. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
21g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 44%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 45mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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