Quench your guests' thirst with this apple iced tea, which can be made with or without alcohol.

Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water just to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and 2 cinnamon sticks. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.

  • Remove and discard the tea bags, pressing out any liquid first. Add cider and bourbon. Heat through. Remove and discard the cinnamon sticks. Cover and refrigerate.

  • Transfer the tea to a large thermos or pitcher for serving. If desired, garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick and apple slices.


Tips: For a nonalcoholic version, omit bourbon. Increase cider to 2 3/4 cups and add 1/4 cup lemon juice.

To tote apple slices, toss them with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Place in an airtight container or zip-top bag and tote in an insulated cooler.

Equipment: Large thermos

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 8g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiberg; sugars 7g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 11mg.