An aromatic, warming cocktail for a cosy night in.


  • 500ml hot water

  • 4 tbsp earl grey tea 

  • 1.5l cloudy apple juice

  • 4 slices of ginger

  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus extra to serve

  • 4 cardamom pods

  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar

  • Zest of 2 limes

  • Juice of 4 limes

  • 250ml Manuka honey vodka (or regular vodka and a squeeze of honey)

  • 150ml tequila

  • To garnish:

  • 1 pear, thinly sliced

  • 1 lime, thinly sliced

  • Cinnamon sticks


  • 1.

    Steep the earl grey tea in the hot water until golden.

  • 2.

    Pour the brewed tea and apple juice into a large saucepan, then add the ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar. Add the juice and zest of the limes, then bring everything to the boil and simmer until the sugar has

  • 3.

    Dissolved. Add the manuka honey vodka and tequila.

  • 4.

    Serve warm in glasses or mugs, with slices of pear, lime, star anise and a cinnamon stick.


Recipe courtesy of Maxwell & Williams.

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