I was hosting a late afternoon get-together for some of my sorority sisters and Sydney. With Sydney transferring to D.C. I wanted her to hear how pledging a sorority can give you a family; helping her acclimate to a new and exciting environment. Colorado’s temperature was about 30 degrees F, so a warm cocktail sounded perfect, but the drink needed to be light and refreshing as well as warm. I kept thinking of tea and I had brought the most wonderful vanilla tea leaves back with me from France (the tea is available in the US), lemon is a great marriage with tea so addition of Limencello was a must. I was reminded we also had a aromatic vanilla cognac in our bar; the drink was set. We now needed to prepare a test run and try it out; what we must endure for entertaining. Both Sydney and I were completely delighted by the flavor; which would be spectacular over ice too.