This liqueur is a high-proof rendition of cinnamon schnapps. It's dubbed 'Cinnamon Bam' because it has a real kick.
4 bags Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice Tea
2 cups water
1/2 pound red hots (little red cinnamon-flavored candies)
1 dried cayenne pepper or pinch of ground cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups pure grain alcohol or 100-proof vodka
6 drops red food coloring
- Combine water, tea bags, and cayenne in saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; then remove tea bags and whole cayenne pepper (if using). Add red hots and stir until dissolved. Let stand until just warm.
- Pour into a clean 1-quart container. Add alcohol or vodka and food coloring. Cover and let age for a least 1 month before serving.
Makes 1 quart.