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Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

Homemade spiced chai simple syrup, mixed with warming bourbon, winter citrus, a touch of vanilla, and fizzy sparkling water. Make the syrup ahead of time and keep in the fridge to mix up a quick drink in a moment's notice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1
Calories: 87kcal

Ingredients

Chai Simple Syrup

Chai Old Fashioned

  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1-2 ounces (2-4 tablespoons) chai tea syrup
  • sparkling water, for topping
  • cinnamon and star anise, for serving (optional)

Instructions

CHAI 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 maple. 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.

OLD FASHIONED

  • 1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, orange bitters, and 2 tablespoons of the chai syrup. Shake to combine.
    2. Strain into a glass. If desired top with sparkling water. Garnish with cinnamon and star anise. 

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal