4 parts Steeped ‘Steeps’ Organic Cinnamon Embers Tea
2 parts Demerara Sugar, Ambrosia Apple, Spiced Syrup
1 part Alberta Premium Dark Horse Rye
1 part Okanagan Spirits Canados Apple Brandy
1/2 part Fresh lime juice
3 dashes Kale & Nori CrabApple Cardamom bitters http://kaleandnori.com/bittered-sling-extracts
2 dashes Bitter Truth Aromatic bitters (optional, if unavailable)
2 dashes Angostura Aromatic bitters (available at Safeway)
Garnish with whole star anise
1 litre of syrup – 1:1 demerara sugar & water, boiled with 2 sliced BC Ambrosia apples, fresh grated cinnamon, nutmeg & whole cloves to taste.
Tea was chosen as it has mild spice and citrus, highly aromatic without noticeable sweetness. A good base to build on. Any holiday, loose leaf, blend should work, if Steeps Organic Cinnamon Embers is unavailable.
Adjust lime juice, or syrup, to control sweetness/acidity; to taste.
Combine non-alcoholic ingredients & bitters with heat. add to mug containing rye & brandy. Stir, and serve with garnish.