Recipe Details

A savory cocktail accompanied with fresh orange slices, Clove’d Black Tea plus a McCormick Culinary Chinese Five Spice and Vanilla Syrup, Every Time a Bell Rings has 5x the flavor, making it 5x the perfect addition to your refreshments menu. Don’t forget the McCormick Culinary Cloves and Cinnamon Sticks for that extra bold touch.

Created by Chris Vivic, Bar Manager of Band of Bohemia in Chicago.


For the Chinese Five Spice and Vanilla Syrup:

  1. Add Chinese Five Spice (25 grams) and water to a pot.
  2. Bring pot to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Allow liquid to cool then strain solids through cheesecloth.
  4. Add sugar and Pure Vanilla Extract to strained mixture.
  5. Whisk until fully dissolved.

For the Clove'd Black Tea:

  1. Add cloves and tea to tea pot.
  2. Add hot water, boiled at 195F.
  3. Allow to steep for 3 minutes and strain.

For the Every Time A Bell Rings Cocktail:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a tea kettle.
  2. Heat to 150F.

For the Assembly:

  1. Pour cocktail into tea cups.
  2. Peel four length of peels from orange using a "y" peeler. Take 4 whole cloves per orange swatch and push them through the peel. Rest on the edge of tea cup.
  3. Place a whole cinnamon stick into the cup after the drink has been heated. Take a small cigar torch and car it until it's red hot and smoking.
  4. Serve cocktail.


This recipe makes 4 cocktails.