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3 healthier holiday cocktails—all made with tea


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Tea-Toddy-healthier-cocktail-teaOkay, you can’t exactly make cocktails “healthy.” But you can make them healthier by ditching the soda and sugary mixers and embracing another choice beverage for chilly winter nights—tea.

Just ask Jennie Ripps, founder of Owl’s Brew, the first teas crafted specifically for cocktails. “Just because you’re drinking a cocktail, doesn’t mean you should have to drink cranberry or Diet Coke,” says Ripps.

Her blends are fresh-brewed with sophisticated ingredients, like black tea, chai spices, Darjeeling, and hibiscus, so they’re nothing like their icky caffeine-and-alcohol counterpart, the vodka Redbull.

Pair them with anything from quinoa vodka to organic rum, then add seasonal, holiday party ingredients, like an orange wedge or cinnamon stick for “a simple, festive element,” she says.

Pinkies up! —Molly Gallagher

(Photos: Owl’s Brew)

 

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Under-the-Mistletoe-healthier-cocktail-teaThe “Under the Mistletoe”

Combine:
2 parts Owl’s Brew Pink & Black Mix (Darjeeling, hibiscus, strawberry, and lime)
1 part whiskey
2 dashes of orange bitters

Shake, pour over rocks, and garnish with an orange slice. 

 

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Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetThe “Frosted Owl”

Combine:
Equal parts Owl’s Brew Coco-Lada Mix (black tea with chai spices, coconut, and pineapple juice)
Champagne

Serve chilled in a champagne flute, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

 

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Tea-Toddy-healthier-cocktail-tea

The “Tea Toddy”

In a saucepan, combine:
2 parts Owl’s Brew The Classic Mix (English Breakfast with lemon and lime)
1 part whiskey or spiced rum
Apple slices (to taste)

Heat until desired, but do not boil. Pour into a mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

 

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