Lucky Rice Cookbook's Afternoon Gin Tea

resized-afternoonginteaMAKES 1 POT, SERVES 2

1 star anise pod
1 dried Kaffir lime leaf, crumbled
5 whole black peppercorns
¾ cup hot brewed Lapsang Souchong tea (from the tea bag)
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons honey
4 ounces (½ cup) Bombay Sapphire East gin

Fill a small square of cheesecloth with the star anise, Kaffir lime leaf, and peppercorns; tie it closed with twine. In a teapot, combine the spice bag, hot Lapsang Souchong tea, ginger, and honey. Add the gin and stir. Serve immediately in teacups.

Read more about this recipe in our cookbook review: Celebrating Asian Culture with the Lucky Rice Cookbook!

Reprinted from LUCKY RICE: STORIES AND RECIPES FROM NIGHT MARKETS, FEASTS, AND FAMILY TABLES Copyright © 2015 by Danielle Chang, Photographs by Christina Holmes. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.