Spiked Cinnamon-Cider Iced Tea SERVES: 8 ACTIVE : 10 min. TOTAL: 15 min.
EQUIPMENT : Large thermos
3 cups water
3 black tea bags
2 3-inch cinnamon sticks,
plus more for garnish
2 cups apple cider
1 cup bourbon (see Tips, page 92)
Thinly sliced apples for garnish (see Tips, page 92)
1. Bring water just to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and 2 cinnamon sticks. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
2. Remove and discard the tea bags, pressing out any liquid first. Add cider and bourbon. Heat through. Remove and discard the cinnamon sticks. Cover and refrigerate.
3. Transfer the tea to a large thermos to tote to the tailgate. If desired, garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick and apple slices.
PER SERVING (3/4 cup each): CAL 98, CARB 8g (0 g fiber, 7 g sugars), FAT 0g (0 g sat. fat), PROTEIN 0 g, CHOL 0 mg, SODIUM 11 mg.
Tips: For a nonalcoholic version, omit bourbon. Increase cider to 23/4 cups and add 1/4 cup lemon juice.
To tote apple slices, toss them with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice. Place in an airtight container or zip-top bag and tote in an insulated cooler.