A delightful, warm, and comforting beverage that brings the essence of the autumn season to your Thanksgiving gathering. This inviting cocktail combines the robust, spiced notes of chai tea with the depth of bourbon or rye whiskey, resulting in a perfect blend of flavors that's sure to elevate your Thanksgiving celebration.
Whether you're looking to serve a signature drink for your holiday feast or simply unwind with a cozy beverage by the fireplace, this recipe will add a touch of warmth and festivity to your Thanksgiving festivities. So, let's get started and learn how to create this enticing concoction that will surely become a cherished tradition at your Thanksgiving table.
- 1.5 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
- 1 oz chai tea (try our Inland Iced Chai or Pumpkin Harvest Chai)
- 0.5 oz honey or maple syrup
- 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2 dashes of bitters
- Cinnamon stick and star anise for garnish (optional)
- Lemon twist for garnish (optional)
Brew a strong cup of chai tea and let it cool to room temperature.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the bourbon or rye whiskey, chai tea, honey (or maple syrup), and fresh lemon juice to the shaker.
Add two dashes of bitters to the shaker.
Shake the mixture well to combine and chill the ingredients.
Strain the cocktail into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a star anise if you'd like, and add a lemon twist for an extra touch of citrus aroma.
Serve and enjoy your Thanksgiving Chai Tea Cocktail!
This cocktail combines the spicy and aromatic notes of chai tea with the richness of bourbon or rye, creating a delightful Thanksgiving drink with a warm and cozy flavor profile. Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less honey or maple syrup, and feel free to customize the garnishes to suit your preferences. Cheers!