Whiskey Chai

For this warm, boozy nightcap, Linda Aldredge uses a blend of whole spices but home cooks can buy Chai Spice Blend from TeaSource.

Slideshow: Whiskey Drinks
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  • Servings: 6


  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • 20 black peppercorns
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 8 cardamom pods, seeds removed from the pod
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon loose black tea
  • 3 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey

How to make this recipe

  1. In spice grinder, pulse all of the spices to a powder.

  2. In a saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer. Remove from the heat. Add the spices, sugar and tea and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain the chai into a bowl. Wipe out the saucepan.

  3. Return the chai to the saucepan and rewarm over moderate heat. Stir in the whiskey and serve hot.

Contributed By Photo © Fredrika Stj√§rne Published August 2013

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