This is how my grandad makes his cups of tea. He's in his seventies now and drinks whisky like he'll never get hold of it again. This drink is very relaxing and a great way to sedate family members and friends.

Recipe Summary

cook:
2 mins
total:
2 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour boiling water into a mug, and place the tea bag in to steep for about 1 minute. Remove and discard the tea bag. Pour in the whiskey, milk and sugar as desired. Stir, drink, give me good rating, then relax.

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Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.9g 2% DV; fat 0.3g; cholesterol 1.2mg; sodium 13.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
WONDERFUL...Soothing...Intoxicating! Who can ask for more? I grew up on Russian Lemon Tea with Milk & Honey so this was right up my alley. A friend from Poland suggested adding Whiskey to a sweet black tea when you have a sore throat or are generally feeling sick. It should be sipped while wrapped-up in a warm blanket with your PJ's or some other comfortable clothes. An excellent brew for rainy nights by the fire or to serve to company as a winter aperitif when you are out of Swedish Glugg/mulled wine (wink). Skoal! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2008
This recipe tasted very Irish. I'm not into strong bitter tastes though and I don't like strong coffee which is what this reminded me of. If I were an old Irish grandpa man I'd probably drink this tea but since I'm a girl in my mid 20's I'm not so into something that isn't really sweet at all. It doesn't really taste like tea either. It is probably meant for a cold night or a morning that you are feeling gruff. I don't know how else to describe it other than to say it reminds me of something the grandpa in the movie "So I Married an Axe Murderer" would drink. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
WONDERFUL...Soothing...Intoxicating! Who can ask for more? I grew up on Russian Lemon Tea with Milk & Honey so this was right up my alley. A friend from Poland suggested adding Whiskey to a sweet black tea when you have a sore throat or are generally feeling sick. It should be sipped while wrapped-up in a warm blanket with your PJ's or some other comfortable clothes. An excellent brew for rainy nights by the fire or to serve to company as a winter aperitif when you are out of Swedish Glugg/mulled wine (wink). Skoal! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
I was looking for something to drink that wouldn't knock me out (I get drunk fast!) but that used the liquor we have around the house. I love tea so thought this would be great... I used Nutcracker Sweet tea only used about 1 oz of whiskey and used more sugar and cream. AWESOME!:) Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
Very good. This is the first time I have ever put milk in my tea & I have to say it was great! Of course the whisky wasn't bad either. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2009
I love this tea. I have had it virtually my whole life as this was my mom's 1950's version of night time cold medicine. She used honey as a sweetener and less whiskey (at least for the kids!) Very comforting. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2009
Absolutely wonderful. I've been making this for years, but as a slightly more alcoholic version. I recommend Twining's Irish Breakfast Tea, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur to replace the milk, and Orange Blossom Honey to replace the sugar. Essentially the same thing, smoother with a little bit more of a kick. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2008
Delicious. I had half a bottle of Bushmills on hand that I've had about a year but once I found this recipe the bottle was gone in a little over a week. The recipe doesn't specify but I'd suggest using a dark tea. I love tea and tried a few varieties and favored the Bushmills and spiced chai combo. Great find. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2008
M-AZING! I'm not a super fan of whiskey but I substituted Southern Comfort and WOWOWOW! It's FANTASTIC! and not strong at all! Super recipe!!!! If anyone hasn't tried this yet....YOU WILL LOVE IT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2006
Your intro and directions are hilarious. And my DH says the tea's not bad either! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2006
I love my tea this way and now i have a really good way to enjoy it. thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2008
This recipe tasted very Irish. I'm not into strong bitter tastes though and I don't like strong coffee which is what this reminded me of. If I were an old Irish grandpa man I'd probably drink this tea but since I'm a girl in my mid 20's I'm not so into something that isn't really sweet at all. It doesn't really taste like tea either. It is probably meant for a cold night or a morning that you are feeling gruff. I don't know how else to describe it other than to say it reminds me of something the grandpa in the movie "So I Married an Axe Murderer" would drink. Read More
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