TEA-infused Christmas Cocktail

TEA-infused Christmas Cocktail

TEA-infused Christmas Cocktail

Recently, I went to a Christmas potluck. We already knew there would be way too much food on the table, so I decided to take on a big responsibility: make everyone delightful and festive Christmas cocktails. I had a plan all laid out and on my way to the party with my cocktail ingredient list in my hand, I stood before a dark, closed grocery store door… There was a staff Christmas party. Luckily, I like a challenge, so I ran home to see what my pantry had in stock for us and there was plenty to get creative with. Turns out, groceries weren’t needed after all. Everyone had a blast and enjoyed their improvised drinks with a healthy twist + energy boost! Here are the ingredients that ended up in my bag:


  • Fresh rosemary
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lemon
  • Sugar
  • Fluff (yes, fluff)
  • Candy canes
  • Angostura bitters
  • Local NB @tea_of_life_kombucha Spiced cranberry kombucha  (strawberry hibiscus is super delish too!)
  • Local NB @devilskeepdistillery Vodka
  • Millennia TEA Superfood Cubes


- Make TEA, cinnamon and rosemary infused simple syrup (ratio 1:1). Bring water to a boil and add sugar, a Superfood TEA Cube, cinnamon sticks and fresh rosemary. Make it as cinnamon-y as you like! Take it off the heat and let it sit for at least ten minutes. Then strain.

- Crush your candy canes. I put them in a zip lock bag and used a hammer for fast results.

- Rim your glass with fluff and then dip in the crushed candy canes.

- Add 1 ounce of vodka.

- Add 1/2 to 1 ounce of simple syrup.

- Add a few dashes of bitter and stir.

- Add about 1/2 cup of kombucha. 

- Add ice cubes.

- Add lemon peel (orange peel would work well too)

- Garnish with either a sprig fresh rosemary, a cinnamon stick or a candy cane.

Happiest of Holidays everyone!