This holiday season-inspired cocktail comes from halfbakedharvest.com. We specified the use of our Bluff City Chai, which is consistently a top-seller. For a non-alcoholic version, omit the Vodka and replace the Kahlua with 1/2 tsp of chocolate extract, 1/2 tsp of instant coffee powder, and 2 tablespoons of hot water.

Ingredients

Chai Tea Simple Syrup

Chai White Russian

  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Kahlua
  • 1-2 ounces (2-4 tablespoons) chai tea syrup
  • 1-2 ounces (2-4 tablespoons) heavy cream
  • cinnamon sticks and star anise, for garnish

Instructions

Chai Tea Simple Syrup

  • 1. In a medium pot, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Remove from the heat, add the chai tea bags, cover and steep 10-15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the honey. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 3-5 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla. Let cool. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Chai White Russian

  • 1. Fill a glass with ice. Add the vodka, Kahlua, and chai tea syrup. Stir gently. Add the heavy cream and stir to combine. Garnish with cinnamon and star anise, if desired.