RECIPE: Make By George’s Guava Upside-Down Tea

We love visiting By George at the Candler Hotel in the beautifully renovated Candler building. Lately I’ve been enjoying the Guava Upside-Down Tea. How do they make it? — Melissa Voss, Sandy Springs

The recipe for this nonalcoholic beverage was created by Jonathan Sims, a manager and bartender at By George. He says the drink is a pleasant combination of summer and fall flavors with an overall fruity theme of guava and pineapple and the cozy flavors of cinnamon and orange. “The recipe is a perfect go-to for the fall and winter months when you miss summer the most.”

He suggests if you want to turn the mocktail into a cocktail, substitute 1 1/2 ounces of tequila or gin for 3/4 ounce of the tea and 3/4 ounce of the guava nectar.

Guava nectar can be found in the juice or international foods section of most grocery stores.

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By George’s Guava Upside-Down Tea

Pineapple-Cinnamon Syrup

By George recommends making this with commercially made cinnamon syrup, generally available in the coffee section of most grocery stores.

From the menu of ... By George, The Candler Hotel, 127 Peachtree St., Atlanta; 470-851-2752,

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