Cinnamon-Cider Iced Tea

Cinnamon-Cider Iced Tea

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018

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

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 cups water
  • 3 black tea bags
  • 2 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup bourbon (see Tip)
  • Thinly sliced apples for garnish (see Tip)

Preparation

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 2¾ cups and add ¼ 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 information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 98 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 11 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½

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