Spiced lemon lime and bitters
Make your summertime drinks extra festive with our spiced lemon, lime and bitters recipe. It’s a refreshing mocktail to offer guests.
Note: + 10 mins standing and 6 hours freezing
- 3 black tea bags
- 2 oranges, rind finely grated, juiced
- 1 cinnamon stick or quill
- 1 vanilla bean, split
- 4 whole cloves
- 4 cups (1L) boiling water
- 1.25L Sprite No Sugar, chilled
- Lemon slices, to serve
- Orange slices, to serve
- 1 tsp bitters (optional)
Place the tea bags, 2 tsp orange rind, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and boiling water in a large heatproof jug. Set aside for 10 mins to infuse.
Strain half the tea mixture through a fine sieve into an 8-hole ice cube tray. Place in the freezer for 6 hours or until frozen. Place the remaining tea mixture in the fridge to chill.
Strain remaining tea mixture through a fine sieve into serving glasses. Discard solids. Add the orange juice and ice cubes. Top with Sprite No Sugar. Add lemon slices, orange slices and bitters, if using.