Tea Recipes

Peppermint Tea Twist

Peppermint Tea Twist

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This is the perfect cocktail for a small holiday get together to celebrate the season right. Peppermint liqueur is a wonderful complement to black tea, and the caffeine in black tea will help you ride off that post-feast drowsiness. This peppermint-y cocktail is also super festive, especially when garnished with a mini candy cane!

Peppermint Tea Twist

Makes 2 glasses // Prep Time: 10 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 2 rounded tsp loose leaf or 2 sachets/bags black tea. We recommend Churchill's Fine Teas Peppermint Black.
  • Honey or agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 oz peppermint liqueur
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Candy canes for garnish


Heat the water to 212°F and steep black tea for 3-5 minutes. Remove (strain) tea and sweeten to taste with honey, sugar, agave syrup, or maple syrup. Add in a few ice cubes and set aside to cool (about 5 minutes).

Fill two highball glasses with ice cubes and pour in half of the tea and the peppermint liqueur into each glass. Add in 1 oz lemon juice each, stir well, and sweeten to taste! Garnish with a candy cane and enjoy!

We recommend shaking up your Peppermint Tea Twist with these delicious teas!


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