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Hot Brandy Rose

Hot Brandy Rose ~ A hot tea for bedtime from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Sometimes a recipe is so simple to make, I wonder whether it’s blog-worthy. But then I taste it and I think … how can I NOT share this?

So if this seems a bit too simple to you or if you’re not a tea-lover or if you don’t care for the taste or smell of roses or brandy, skip ahead to the more complicated stuff … but for those of you who love a hot cup of tea before bed … and the smell and taste of rose petals when outside it is frigid cold and white … this one is for you.

It is  a warm soothing nightcap. I have found it brought me comfort when I was feeling a little cold coming on, or just when my bones were a little chilled and I wanted something hot and relaxing before bedtime. It reminds me of spring flowers when winter is starting to wear on me … and I just want it to be over. This tea takes me to spring NOW, when everything seems frozen.

These were my birthday roses, by the way. They brightened my table for a week, but they’re fading now … sigh. I need more flowers!

Hot Brandy Rose

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 4 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Hot Brandy Rose


  • 1 mug of Tazo Rest Tea (or similar rose-petal tea)
  • 1 Tablespoon brandy
  • 1 Tablespoon rose vodka
  • 1 packet NuStevia white stevia powder (or honey or other sweetener, to taste)


  1. Brew a mug of rose petal tea, leaving a little space on top for the liqueurs.
  2. Stir in the brandy and rose vodka, then add the sweetener and stir.
  3. Enjoy while it's hot. Take a deep breath to smell the scent of the rose petals before you sip.

Hot Brandy Rose ~ A hot tea for bedtime from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

This recipe was shared at Wednesday ExtravaganzaFantastic ThursdayFull Plate ThursdayFoodie Friends FridayLadies Night Cocktail Party and Manic Monday.


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7 Responses

  1. Wow this sounds perfect for cold winter nights. Thank you.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  2. Just in time for my afternoon tea! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    January 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  3. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us again with some more awesome recipes

    January 21, 2013 at 5:54 am

  4. This sounds like it’s made for me! Loving the ingredients and as usual you have an amazingly beautiful presentation! Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – can’t wait to see the deliciousness you share this week 🙂

    January 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  5. I don’t have rose vodka, but I do have rosewater. Do you think that is an acceptable adjustment? This sounds fantastic.

    March 4, 2013 at 7:56 am

    • Ann

      I think that would work! Or you could just skip the rose vodka. I do that sometimes, too. The Tazo Rest Tea has a lovely rose taste to it.

      March 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm

  6. Oh, that sounds so good. Next trip to the store I’ll pick up the makings for this. Thanks!

    March 22, 2014 at 9:48 pm