With the holidays close at hand it is time to decide on my menu and drinks to be served. Today I am bringing you a simple recipe for Hot Russian Holiday Tea. During the holidays we always have a big selection of beverages on the buffet, including ice tea. My family loves teas. In the summer we love sweet tea and my kids will drink Arnold Palmer’s (Ice Tea and Lemonade) all year-long. My wife enjoys hot tea every morning. I was at Walmart the other day picking up some supplies to get ready for Thanksgiving and decided to pick up some tea. Walmart was featuring Milo’s tea, from Alabama, so I decided to give it a try. Walmart was running a special, buy 2 gallons of Milo’s Tea for just $5.00.It is starting to get cold around here in southern Ohio, it was 34° yesterday, so I decided to try my hand at a warm spiced tea drink to serve over the holidays. I have always liked wassail, which is more of spiced hot cider, but since I had purchased a few gallons of the Milo’s sweet tea I decided to create a Hot Russian spiced tea for a warm treat instead. The best part about this tea is that it is easily made ahead of time and served right out of the crock pot. To make the Hot Russian Holiday Tea, add all ingredients to the crock pot and then slowly poor in 12 cups of Milo’s Sweet Tea. Stir well to combine. Heat on high for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to low for two hours until ready to serve. Serve hot or cold.
- 12 cups Milo's sweet tea
- 12 oz can frozen pineapple juice concentrate
- 12 oz can frozen limeade juice concentrate
- 1 orange sliced thin
- 12 cloves whole
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup cranberry ginger-ale optional
- In a large crock pot, at least 4 quarts, dump in pineapple and limeade concentrate,
- Add sliced orange, cloves, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, cranberries and ginger-ale.
- Pour in Milo's sweet tea.
- Stir to combine.
- Heat on high for 30 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low for another 2 hours or until ready to serve.
- Can be made ahead of time and reheated.
- Serve with orange garnish.
So during your holiday celebrations, why don’t you pick of some Milo’s Tea. Milo’s Tea Company, founded in 1946, uses only fresh, natural ingredients in their teas which makes it different than other beverages on the market. The teas contain no preservatives and no additives. Milo’s Tea is available Sweetened with Pure Cane Sugar, No Calorie and Unsweet options. Check out Walmart’s buy 2 gallons of Milo’s Tea for just $5 on rollback while supplies last.
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