The following recipes have been shared with me by the fine folks at Lipton, so I pass them along to you as they look mighty tasty.  I love when brands share out recipes for any event, and as per usual you can  substitute  your favorite brand of tea or brew your own into the recipes as you see fit. But I do say they all look mighty fine.

Cinnamon, Spice and Iced Tea

This recipe offers a tasty twist on a long-standing holiday drink tradition: grog. Spice up each cup by bringing together sweet-scented cinnamon and crisp apple cider.


6 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes          Stand time: 20 minutes

  • 2 bottles 100% Natural Lipton ® Iced Tea with Lemon
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Bring all ingredients to a boil over high heat in a 2-quart saucepan. Remove from heat and let stand 20 minutes. Strain out spices and serve warm. If desired, garnish with sliced apples.

TIP: For spiked grog, add 1/4 cup light rum or brandy.


A Sangria Recipe for All Seasons

This sangria recipe is a great go-to for get-togethers because you can mix it hours in advance, leaving you more time to mix with what matters-your guests.


6 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes          Chill time: 2 hours

  • 2 bottles 100% Natural Lipton ® Iced Tea with Lemon
  • 1 cup unsweetened grape juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 small orange, sliced
  • 1 Gala apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced

Combine all ingredients in large pitcher. Chill at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.

TIP: For an adult version of this Sangria, use dry red wine instead of grape juice.


Also a huge plus to Lipton for realizing a good spiked drink is always welcome at Holiday celebrations. Let me know what you think of these tasty treats.