New Old-Fashioned

This is a non-alcoholic take on a classic cocktail. It’s made with strong tea and other interesting flavors. New Old-Fashioned.

New Old-Fashioned

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  • 2 bags english breakfast black tea
  • 5 green cardamom pods
  • 1 star anise
  • 5 allspice berries
  • 1 orange
  • 4 natural cherries in syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 dash aromatic bitters


Brew the tea in 8 oz hot water along with the cardamom, star anise, allspice and the zest of ¼ orange for 7 minutes. Strain into a container, cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

In a mixing glass, muddle 3 cherries, ¼ orange, sliced, the brown sugar and 2 dashes bitters. Add a handful of ice cubes and the chilled tea. Stir for 15 seconds. Strain into 2 old-fashioned glasses with i ice cube each. Add 2 dashes bitter per cup. Wipe the rim of each glass with an orange peel then place in glass. Serve.