Anyone who knows me knows that I’ll choose chai over coffee whenever possible. There’s just something so comforting about it and, while I’m normally drinking it in the morning, I often crave a cup at night – especially when winter settles in.
But what happens when, upon walking through the front door after a rough day, your heart’s aching for tea but your head’s screaming, “Run for the bar cart!” ?
You say, “It’s okay, heart. It’s okay, head. Let’s work together and create something magical.”
And if you’re not up for experimenting, I’ve done that part for you. Kick back and relax with this warm and cozy vanilla chai cocktail.
Cozy Vanilla Chai Cocktail
- 6 oz. vanilla chai tea (regular chai is fine, too)
- 2 oz. Irish cream
- 1 oz. vanilla vodka
1. Prepare the tea as directed on box.
2. Mix the tea, Irish cream, and vanilla vodka together in your favorite mug.
3. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon.
4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or orange slice if desired.
Fair warning: This drink is a little dangerous. It tastes like something you could order at your favorite coffee shop, so be careful! I also tried preparing this as mentioned above, then pouring it over ice – because I’m also addicted to iced chai – and have to say it may have tasted even better that way.
Let me know which way you prefer it – and if and how you switch it up and make it your own!