10/05/2012 08:55 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2012

Afternoon Tea With A Twist

You know it's fall when you need a few layers to stay warm during an afternoon spent outside. The antidote to an autumnal chill is, of course, a steaming pot of tea. But we like to go even further and spike our afternoon cuppa.

The aromatic infusion comes in so many varieties and flavors that it's perfect for mixing with a range of liquor. From chai and cognac to standard black tea and gin, these combinations taste great hot or chilled, in a simple spiced concoction or a multi-spirit punch.

Here are five complex tea cocktails to keep you toasty all season long. Cheers!

Afternoon Tea with a Twist