December is officially the season for holiday parties! And I am ALL about simple entertaining, especially when it comes to hosting family and friends. I'm sharing with you today a delicious, hot tea drink the whole family will enjoy! Make a big batch of cinnamon cider tea in the crock-pot before guests arrive, and refill the slow cooker with more Milo's tea as needed throughout the day. I love that Milo's tea is fresh brewed, and has natural ingredients with no preservatives or added acids.
I grew up in southeastern Georgia where a pitcher of sweet tea was ALWAYS in the fridge and served nightly at dinner. I have high expectations for my sweet tea! And I am happy to report that Milo's Tea gets their tea just right. Milo’s Tea is available sweetened with pure cane sugar, and they also have no calorie and unsweet options, as well as lemonade, and a tea and lemonade mix.
This recipe blends cider with sweet tea and a bit of cinnamon and clove. It makes a delicious, sweet, non-alcoholic hot punch perfect for a large crowd and holiday gatherings.
Hot Cinnamon Cider Tea Punch
1/2 gallon Milo's Sweet Tea
6 cups apple cider
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4-5 cinnamon sticks
Apple slices, for garnish
Pour Milo's Sweet Tea and apple cider into a slow cooker/crock-pot. Add cloves, ground cinnamon, and cinnamon sticks. Heat on low for 2 hours or until hot and ready to serve. Strain cloves & cinnamon sticks (optional). Serve hot with fresh apple slices.
Milo’s Tea Company is a family owned, certified woman owned business located in Bessemer, AL. Milo’s was founded as a restaurant in 1946 by Milo and Bea Carlton after Milo returned from serving his country in World War II. Milo’s philosophy was simple – use high quality, fresh, natural ingredients, listen to your customers and never sacrifice taste. In 1989, Milo’s began selling their fresh brewed Famous Sweet Tea to local Birmingham grocery stores and now Milo’s beverages can be found in thousands of retailers across the United States.
Milo and Bea’s vision still guides the company today as Milo’s continues to source only natural ingredients, fresh brew all of their teas and never use colors, acids, additives or preservatives. Read the simple ingredient list on their juices and teas, and you will see the difference. Drink Milo’s and taste the difference.