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 is 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 by Step Method

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.


No special items needed.

7 Reviews


This was ever so good!!! Couldn't imagine tea and rum together, but it's a perfect combination! Used a golden rum and a breakfast blend tea. Delish!!!


review by:
(1 Jul 2020)


What a great cup of tea. I really enjoyed the rum and the spices. Thank you fr sharing this tasty treat. Made for Seaside Brasserie.


review by:
(18 Jun 2020)


delicious delicious tea. I will make again


review by:
(6 Jun 2020)


What a warming treat! I love hot tea and this was a soothing, comforting way to have it. I liked the addition of rum. I didn't have a good lemon, so I chose to use lemon ginger tea and it worked well. Thank you!


review by:
(3 Jan 2019)


Very nice tea that warmed and soothed the soul. It is ever so simple to make and a perfect accompaniment while decorating the Christmas tree, which I did. I used 1 oz. rum only instead of the 1.5 oz. and used a combination of white and Malibu rum. Thank you so much Karenstl for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag.


review by:
(30 Nov 2018)

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)

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