Fireside Tea (Alcoholic)

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Recipe: #29406

April 23, 2018

"When my mom moved to a senior community and was purging her home, I snatched up her 1973 'The Barcardi Party Book'. In the book, this recipe was called Barcardi Fireside. I love the idea of this recipe, and while I haven't tried it yet, I drink a lot of hot tea in the winter or when I'm not feeling great. The first step (warming the mug) was not in the original recipe, but it is a must in my opinion whenever putting a hot drink or soup into a mug. This will be in my plans the next time I heat up the tea kettle. Cooking time includes the time to make the hot tea."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (224 g)
  • Calories 97
  • Total Fat - 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 5.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.1 g
  • Sugars - 9.7 g
  • Protein - 2.6 g
  • Calcium - 133.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 112.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Warm your mug by running hot water over it until the mug is warm to the touch.

Step 2

Add sugar to mug, then rum, very hot tea and cinnamon.

Step 3

Stir well, then top with lemon slice.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Peggy Bright

I'm not all that keen on tea or rum, but this is an exceptionally delicious combination. I fixed it as written, using Aneno rum, and as a nightcap. If the tea keeps me awake, I hope the rum knocks me out. I took a while to finish it, so re-warmed it twice in the microwave. That worked just fine.

review by:
(24 Oct 2018)


A lovely and warming drink to serve on a cold winters night beside the fire. Tastes wonderful and just the thing to warm the cockles of your heart!

review by:
(26 Aug 2018)