January is National Hot Tea Month

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January is National Hot Tea Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than to jump right in and start enjoying some piping hot cocktails!

Tea dates as far back as the 10th century and has been a popular beverage in many cultures. It’s packed with antioxidants, flavonoids and has even been proven to improve the body’s natural defenses against bacteria and viruses. So, while you’re digging into these recipes remember that you’re also doing something nice for your body going into 2012.

  • Mountain Teawhisky and blackberry brandy make this tea cocktail sweet and rich!
  • Spiced Holiday Punch — there’s always a reason to celebrate with this spicy rum drink spiced with cardamom and cloves.
  • Hound’s Tooth Toddy — this twist on a classic toddy uses ginger-infused vodka and lemon for a fresh taste. Mmm!
  • Green Acre Punch — this punch uses hot green tea in the recipe but is actually served cold.

What’s your favorite hot tea recipe? Comment below for your chance to win a copy of DIY Cocktails!


  1. by Laura Healthy Jalapeño, January 2nd, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    The Green Acres Punch looks excellent! I am a huge sucker for green tea and have it at least once a day!!! ps: I also check out your blog every day because you have the most outrageously fabulous cocktails here! Thanks :)

  2. by wendy wallach, January 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Mountain Tea sounds yummy!  I want to enter the contest for the DIY cocktails but there doesnt seem to be a way to leave a comment on that post so I hope this one will count!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  3. by Monica M., January 3rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Spiced Holiday Punch for sure! It has all my favorites! Red wine and dark rum? How could you go wrong?

  4. by Laura Talarek, January 3rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    The Hound’s Tooth Toddy sounds like something right up my alley!

  5. by Jonathan Morales, January 3rd, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Definitely Mountain Tea! The warmth of the tea, combined with the smooth canadian whisky and the sweet blackberry brandy is delicious.  This is perfect for a cold winter night, for when you have a cold and want something warm to help you sleep, and also as a nice evening treat!

  6. by Alli, January 3rd, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Spiced Holiday Punch = winner! what great spices :)

  7. by Kyle Godbey, January 4th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Tried the Mountain Tea with Jamison and a black tea and it was pretty fantastic. I plan to try with with my bourbon of choice, Basil Hayden.

  8. by Stephen Rochester, January 6th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Love the Spiced Holiday Punch!

  9. by Turbo36coupe, January 7th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Mountain sounds like my new drink

  10. by Csadow1257, January 8th, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Mountain Tea is absolutely the best, it warms your soul completely and is refreshing to the end.