Whiskey Chai

Whiskey Chai


  • 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


  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.
  3. Add the spices, sugar and tea and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the chai into a bowl. Wipe out the saucepan.
  5. Return the chai to the saucepan and rewarm over moderate heat.
  6. Stir in the whiskey and serve hot.

Prep Time:  25 minutes

Yields:  6 servings

From:  http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/whiskey-chai

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