Spice Up Your Day With These Three Chai Cocktails! Fun, Festive, And Delicious Ways To Enjoy Chai Tea

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Introduction

September 21st is National Chai Day and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious chai cocktails? Whether you're looking for new holiday cocktails to enjoy at your next party, or just want something fun and different to spice up your day, these three recipes are sure to please. Let's take a closer look at each one.

This History Of Chai

Chai has been around for centuries and has an interesting history. The drink is believed to have originated in India, and it was originally made with a mixture of spices and black tea. Over time, the recipe for chai evolved, and different variations of the drink began to emerge.

Today, chai is enjoyed all over the world, and it comes in many different flavors. Some popular variations of chai include ginger chai, cinnamon chai, and cardamom chai. Chai can be enjoyed hot or iced, and it is often used as a base for delicious cocktails.

Whether you're enjoying a cup of chai at your local cafe, making your own at home, or using it in a cocktail, there's no doubt that this drink is here to stay.

The Cutting

How To Make The Cutting Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 dash Spice Bitters
  • 3 oz Earl Grey Tea
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Blackberry Syrup

Glass:

Collins

Garnish:

Blackberry

Lime Slice

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with ice, add Gin, Spice Bitters, Earl Grey Tea, Lime Juice, and Blackberry Syrup.
  2. Mix well and strain into an ice filled Collins Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Blackberry and Lime Slice and serve.

High On Tea

How To Make The High On Tea Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • 3 oz Back Tea
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz Peach Syrup

Glass:

Highball

Garnish:

Peach Wedge

Cinnamon Stick

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add White Rum, Orange Bitters, Black Tea, Orange Juice, Lime Juice, and Peach Syrup.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Highball Glass,
  3. Garnish with a Peach Wedge and Orange Slice and serve.

The Orchard

How To Make The Orchard Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Green Apple & Mint Tea Concoction
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Honey Syrup

Glass:

Collins

Garnish:

Mint Sprig

Apple Slice

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with ice, pour Vodka, Green Apple & Mint Tea Concoction, Lime Juice, and Honey Syrup.
  2. Mix well and strain into an ice filled Collins Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Mint Sprig and Apple Slice and serve.

Tips On How To Make The Best Chai Cocktails

  • Find your favorite chai spice mix by experimenting with chai spices such as black pepper, a cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and all spice.
  • Sweeten your cocktail with chai tea syrup, sugar, simple syrup, and or chai syrup.

Recommended Gin Brands

Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire is a classic London dry gin that's perfect for martinis or any other Gin & Tonic-based cocktail. It's crisp and clean, with just the right amount of juniper flavor.

Tanqueray

Tanqueray is another classic London dry gin, but it has a bit more of a citrusy flavor thanks to the addition of fresh limes during the distilling process. It's a great option for making refreshing summer cocktails.

Hendrick's

Hendrick's is a Scottish gin distilled with 11 botanicals, including rose petals, cucumber, and Bulgarian rose. The result is a deliciously fresh and flowery gin that's perfect for sipping on a warm summer day.

Recommended Rum Brands

Bacardi is recognized worldwide and is a top pick for many bartenders. It has a clean, light taste that mixes well with many different drinks.

Captain Morgan is another popular choice, it is known for its spiced rum. It is perfect for making cocktails with a little extra flavor.

If you are looking for something a little different, Kraken is a great option. It is made with Caribbean black spiced rum and is perfect for sipping on its own or mixing into your favorite recipe.

Recommended Vodka Brands

Stolichnaya is a classic choice that has been around for centuries. It's smooth and versatile, making it perfect for mixing into cocktails such as a White Russian cocktail or enjoying on its own.

Grey Goose is another great option if you're looking for a high-quality vodka. It's made from French wheat and distilled five times, resulting in a clean, crisp flavor.

Ciroc is made from French grapes and has a smooth, slightly sweet flavor.

What To Pair With Chai Cocktails

When it comes to pairing food with chai cocktails, the options are endless! Chai brings a unique flavor to any drink, and can be paired with almost any food. For a light and refreshing option, try pairing chai with cucumber or mint. For something a little more substantial, chicken or lamb are both great options. And for a truly indulgent experience, pair chai with rich chocolate or caramel desserts. No matter what you choose, chai cocktails are sure to delight your taste buds!

Conclusion

As the sun sets and the cool night air sets in, there's nothing quite like winding down with a delicious chai cocktail in hand. Chai spices like cinnamon and cardamom add a warmth and depth of flavor that is truly unique, and the added sweetness of cocktail syrup takes the drink to another level. Whether you're sipping on The Cutting, High On Tea, or The Orchard, there's no doubt that these cocktails are the perfect way to end any evening. So go ahead and give one a try - you might just find your new favorite cocktail recipes.

Cheers,

Team Barsys