If you enjoyed a little too much bubbly while ringing in the new year last night, we’ve got just the thing to temper that nasty hangover: more booze! No, really. This restorative cocktail, which features tea, thyme, and a healthy dose of bourbon, is just what the doctor ordered. Here’s Carlene, our wedding wellness expert, with the lowdown.
Now that you’ve survived the bustling holiday soiree season, it’s time to bundle up and sip something soothing and bright. This hot cocktail has a black tea base with a zing of lemon and wintry thyme. The bourbon will warm you up even more, but don’t worry about the bite. With a swirl of honey, tea time has never been so cozy.
- 1.5 ounces bourbon
- 6 ounces brewed black tea
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Lemon rounds
- Sprig of thyme
Brew 6 ounces of black tea in a mug. Allow to steep for a few minutes and remove tea bag. (Do NOT squeeze the tea bag. This releases bitter tannins.) To the mug, add honey and stir to dissolve. Pour in bourbon. Add freshly cut lemon rounds and top with a sprig of thyme.
Photos and recipe by Carlene Thomas