With the temperature continuing to drop today, it seemed like a good idea to have another tried-and-true hot drink to warm me up. This seems to be turning into a theme.
This is a delicious warm drink that’s as enjoyable to breathe in as it is to taste. It gets better as it sits, with the orange and cinnamon steeping in the hot tea and releasing additional flavours and aromas. It does end up tasting a little bit like its namesake when everything has had a chance to meld.
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 oz amaretto
- orange pekoe tea* to taste (approximately 8 oz)
- orange slice
- cinnamon stick
In a warmed snifter, combine all ingredients. Handle the glass with care as it will be extremely hot. I like to hold it using a cloth napkin until it cools off just enough to cup it in my hands, where the heat will help get rid off the winter chill.
* In general, I drink my tea quite strong. For this drink; however, I try to avoid letting it steep too long as it can become tannic and will overpower the more subtle flavours in the drink. I suggest using water that is just below the boiling point and steeping the tea for only 2 1/2 minutes.