Crossword Genius

Face up to fermented hot drink (3,2,3)


I believe the answer is:

'hot drink' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'face up to fermented' is the wordplay.
'fermented' indicates anagramming the letters.
'faceupto' is an anagram of 'CUP OF TEA'.

(Other definitions for cup of tea that I've seen before include "The English panacea", "Face pout (anag.)", "Hot drink", "Our national panacea - personal field of interest".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.