As the little red bar in the thermometer continues to plummet down towards the bottom, I find myself constantly raiding my beloved tea stash. Sometimes in the evenings though, just to make myself feel a bit more sophisticated, I reach for my man’s bottle of Baileys Irish Cream, and make a tea toddy. It makes sipping tea more interesting. 😉
I’ve put my own spin on this recipe, but if you look for Baileys Tea Toddy recipes, you’ll likely find the original. While I use DAVIDsTEA’s ‘the earl’s garden’ Earl Grey blend because it has extra subtle essences in it, you can easily substitute with a Twinings’ Earl Grey tea bag, or whichever brand you prefer. Don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with your own recipe! That’s what makes this so much fun!
Without further ado, I present my Irish Tea Toddy!
1 cup Earl Grey tea
¼ teaspoon sugar/honey (optional)
1 tsp milk (optional)
1 shot Baileys (That’s 44.36 milliliters, if you want to be fussy/pretentious like me)
1 shot Scotch whiskey (In my opinion, completely optional; I rarely add this!)
1 pinch cinnamon
Your favourite cup
Brew the tea as usual, stir in the milk, then add the sugar. Pour the Baileys, and add the dash of Scotch, which should be used sparingly, as too much ruins the flavour. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top. Settle yourself on the sofa or in bed, and enjoy with a book or while daydreaming! And why not wear an Irish jumper while at it?
Enjoy the spice of life!