Did you feel it? There was a whisper of a cool breeze in the air this morning, and it smelled like autumn. We believe this is cause enough for celebrating the season, so here’s one of our favorite TeBella Tea Cocktails made with our seasonal Apple Cider Chai:
APPLE CIDER SMASH
(Makes 1 cocktail)
1 oz Apple Cider Chai + ginger simple syrup*
1 lemon wedge
5 large leaves of sage (4 for muddling, 1 for garnish)
2 oz rye whiskey
Slap the sage leaves prior to use to release their full flavor. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the Apple Cider Chai simple syrup, sage leaves & lemon wedge. Add the rye whiskey and ice and stir until chilled. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice and garnish with a sage leaf.
APPLE CIDER CHAI & GINGER SYRUP: (Makes 16 servings)
3tsp fresh ginger, diced
5 tbsp Apple Cider Chai
4 tbsp raw sugar
Directions: Bring 16oz water to a boil then remove from stove. Pour into a measuring cup then add the fresh ginger and Apple Cider Chai. Steep for 5 minutes then strain into a glass or bowl. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.