Bourbon Chai - Becca Piastrelli

Happy Friday! Let's get cozy. Let's make a bourbon chai latte and call it a week.

 

You could combine pre-made chai mix with some bourbon, almond milk, and honey in a cup. Done and done.

 

...or you could make your own chai. I have several recipes, but let's try this one:

 

Ingredients

 

4 cups hot water
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp honey
2 oz. bourbon (I used Maker's Mark)
1 bag black tea
2 cardamom pods, crushed
4 whole allspice berries, crushed
4 whole black peppercorns, crushed
2 whole cloves
1 star anise
1 whole cinnamon stick
a pinch of nutmeg
a pinch of powdered ginger
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

 

Combine tea spices, ginger, and vanilla seeds in hot water. Once simmering, add almond milk and honey.  Remove from heat and let steep for 10 mins. Strain through cheesecloth or a sieve, add bourbon, and serve.

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