Reads & Refreshments: Bourbon Tea Toddy

August 7, 2015

Our month of sipping and skimming through inspired cocktail-and-book pairings continues with the romantic entanglements and social antics of Mansfield Park’s Fanny Price. But one can’t thumb the pages of this Jane Austen classic without Britain’s signature drink: a spot of tea. We’ve taken a few liberties with the steamy steep, of course, making it a bit decadent with a shot of bourbon and a splash of amaretto. So warm the kettle, break out the crumpets and enjoy a brew of which Ms. Austen would surely approve.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 cup freshly brewed English Breakfast tea
3 sugar cubes
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
1 ounce bourbon
¾ ounce amaretto
Warmed almond milk, to serve

HOW TO MAKE IT…
In a teacup or mug, muddle sugar with Peychaud’s Bitters. Pour in tea, bourbon and amaretto and stir well. Add warmed almond milk as desired.

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More bookish beverages, right this way.

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