Spiced Cranberry Rum Tea is a tasty cranberry flavored tea with sugar, cranberry herb tea and cranberry juice, star anise, orange zest, fresh orange juice and amber rum. Delicious!
4 cranberry tea bags
1-1/2 cup boiling water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cranberry juice
4 to 6 whole star anise
2 3-inch strips orange zest
1 cup strained fresh orange juice
1 cup amber rum, or to taste
Lemon slices for garnish, if desired
In a saucepan submerge the tea bags in the boiling water and remove the pan from the heat. Let the tea bags steep for 5 minutes and discard them.
To the tea add the sugar, the cranberry juice, the star anise and the zest's and simmer the mixture, covered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Stir in the orange juice and the rum and heat the mixture over moderate heat until it is hot.
Discard the zests, divide the tea among heated mugs, and garnish each drink with 1 of the star anise and a lemon slice.
Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings (about 4-1/2 cups).
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