Smoked Apple Cider Recipe, with Lapsang Souchong tea!

1. Bring apple cider, cloves, cinnamon stick, apple and orange slices and honey to a boil over high heat.

2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let the spices infuse until desired strength, about 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Remove cover, raise heat, and bring back to a boil.

4. Stir in Lapsang Souchong tea leaves, reduce heat to a simmer and let steep to desired strength, about 4 to 6 minutes.

5. Strain mixture, stir in alcohol and ladle into cups or let cool completely. Serve hot or cold… Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings.

950 ML (4 cups) apple cider

1 sliced apple

1 sliced orange

1 tablespoon honey or agave

4 whole cloves

1 whole cinnamon stick

2 teaspoons Lapsang Souchong tea

Optional: 250 ml (1/2 cup) rum, whiskey or bourbon