Embarrassing side story: my starter drink as Starbucks was a Chai Latte. I drank it for years and years under the illusion that I was drinking coffee… and was quite embarrassed to find out that I had in fact, just been drinking tea with steamed milk 🙂
My husband and I are big tea drinkers- we like a warm mug before bed and swear it helps us sleep better.
If you’re unfamiliar with Chai- it is a black tea that’s full of flavors like ginger,cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, black pepper and cloves. The warmth of these spices are perrrrrfect for fall and winter.
This cocktail started off as something very different, but how it ended up is a pleasant surprise. In the final taste test, we tried the recipe with vanilla vodka vs. spiced rum… with vanilla vodka being the winner by a longshot.
Fair warning friends: this drink is strong. Hope you enjoy!
Top your cocktail with Pumpkin Pie Spice, star anise or a cinnamon stick!
- 1 shot vanilla vodka
- 2 shots Baileys Irish Cream
- 1½ shots Chai Concentrate – I used Tazo Classic Chai Latte
- Fill a cocktailshaker 1/2 full with ice. Pour the vodka, Baileys, and chai tea juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into the martini glasses and serve immediately.
- Optional: top with Pumpkin Pie Spice!