Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a wonderful time to enjoy special beverages with family and friends. Here's a delightful Hanukkah tea cocktail recipe that combines the warmth of tea with the flavors of the season. This cocktail features vodka, cranberry juice, and a touch of lemon for brightness. You can serve it warm or cold, depending on your preference.
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 3 oz cranberry juice
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz honey (adjust to taste)
- 4 oz hot water (for a warm cocktail)
- 1 heaping teaspoon Starboard Spice tea
- Lemon twist and fresh cranberries for garnish (optional)
If you prefer a warm cocktail, start by boiling water and brewing a Hanukkah-themed tea bag. Let it steep for a few minutes to create a strong tea base.
In a shaker, combine the vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and honey.
If you're making a warm cocktail, remove the tea bag from the hot water and pour the hot tea into the shaker with the other ingredients. Stir well to combine.
If you're making a cold cocktail, skip the tea and use ice instead.
Shake the mixture vigorously to combine all the ingredients.
Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice (for a cold cocktail) or into a warm mug (for a warm cocktail).
Garnish with a lemon twist and fresh cranberries if desired.
Serve and enjoy your Hanukkah tea cocktail responsibly!
This cocktail offers a delightful balance of flavors, with the warmth of the tea, the tartness of the cranberry juice, the zing of fresh lemon, and the sweetness of honey. It's a perfect addition to your Hanukkah celebration.