Mock Tiger Hot Toddy
8 oz. Hot, strong brewed Lapsang Souchang tea
1 Tablespoon spiced simple syrup (Dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup boiling water. Turn off heat, add spices, cool and brew refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Use your choice of spices, e.g., cinnamon, green cardamom pod, dark cardamom pod, 2-3 slices ginger, small piece of star anise. Strain out solids before using).
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Cinnamon stick for garnish.
In heatproof Irish Coffee glass or regular coffee mug, combine simple syrup and lemon juice. Add hot tea; stir with cinnamon stick and enjoy! The tea tastes just like Scotch, but instead of putting you to sleep it'll wake you up. Perfect for New Year's Morning!
Tiger Tail Cocktail
1 oz. Galliano liqueur
1 oz. White crème de menthe, or white crème de cacao
1 oz. Vodka
Orange juice to taste
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add ingredients in this order: Galliano, crème de menthe or cacao, vodka. Top with orange juice and stir.
This is a very refreshing but potent drink. Give someone your car keys before you imbibe!