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

Ross

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.
'face'+'up'+'to'='faceupto'
'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.