These are basically a very um, well, naughty Chai tea spiked with a good amount of bourbon, cinnamon, and ginger. This is the perfect nightcap to warm up to after a very busy night…or for the rest of us “normal” people to drink while relaxing by the window, sitting by the fire playing board games, or just watching a good movie with a warm chai in hand.
Chai tea, milk, cinnamon, ginger, honey, and a good splash of bourbon. I feel like you would be a bourbon guy, I mean, right? Seems fitting, not sure why, but it does!
Here is how this nightcap goes down, it’s pretty easy! Just brew up some chai tea, add some milk, honey, fresh cinnamon, ginger and then a little bourbon. Simple as that, but oh so good. I made a pretty giant batch because my family is all about a good nightcap and we have some major Chai and bourbon drinkers in the house at the moment. The great news is that this is perfect to make ahead and keep in the fridge. You can warm it up before drinking or serve it over ice. Either way it’s delicious.
- 8 chai tea bags
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 inch piece of fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 cups bourbon
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags, cover and let steep for 15-30 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in the milk, and honey. Place the pot over medium heat. Add the cinnamon sticks and ginger, cook stirring often until the mixture is steaming. Stir in the bourbon.
Ladle the drink into mugs. Dust with cinnamon if desired. Drink up!
Alternately, you can chill the cocktail and serve cold over ice.
Source: Cinnamon Nightcup