A high of 6 degrees? Snow?? What is this, February!?!
This seasonally-appropriate weather is killing me. The mild winter had lulled us into a false sense of Californianism. As the temperatures dipped below freezing this past week and then had the audacity to stay there, we broke out a drink recipe that I’ve been meaning to try.
This recipe for Teton Tea comes from The Wildflower Inn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was published in Jackson Hole Cooks, edited by Rebecca Woods.
This hot cup of happiness is especially great after shoveling the sidewalk or when you have a scratchy throat. It’s wicked simple, and it was universally loved at our house.
- 4 cups Cranberry-Apple juice blend (100% juice – no added sugar)
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- A couple of 1-inch pieces of cinnamon stick (if you have average cinnamon sticks from the grocery store spice aisle, just snap one in half and throw both pieces in)
- Honey, to taste
- Combine all ingredients except the honey and simmer for 25 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Taste and add honey by the teaspoon as needed.
- You may serve right away, but it’s even better if you wait for a few hours and let those cinnamon sticks steep for a bit.
Source: Minimally adapted from Jackson Hole Cooks! Rebecca Woods, ed. Copyright 2007, by White Willow Publishing.