Fall is here but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a cocktail (or two)! Calgary-based wine and liquor shop Vine Styles shared this amazing bourbon chai latte recipe that will keep you all warm and cozy. Vine Styles gave me permission to share the recipe below.
Here is the bourbon chai latte recipe (takes about 25 minutes and makes two large mugs).
- 3 oz Bourbon (Blanton’s Original recommended)
- Chai Tea (store bought or homemade)
- 6 whole cardamom pods
- 10 whole cloves
- 6 black peppercorns
- 1 whole star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 cm piece fresh ginger, sliced
- 2 slices of fresh turmeric or a generous pinch of ground turmeric
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups water
- 4 bags of good quality black tea (preferably Darjeeling)
- Brown sugar or honey (to sweeten to taste)
Place cardamom, cloves, peppercorns and star anise in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet. Alternatively, you can place these spices in a mortar and grind with a pestle, just until spices are bruised.
Add crushed spices in a saucepan with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, turmeric, milk and two cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, add tea bags, cover and let steep for another 10 minutes.
Strain into cups, add sweetener to taste and then add 1.5 oz’s of bourbon to each mug.
What it tastes like:
The creaminess, the spice and of course the boozy touch will make this your cozy, cool evening beverage! The whole cloves are particularly prominent on the palate and the marriage of the spicy chai with bourbon is magical.
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