Chai Infused White Russian Cocktail

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

A modern twist on the classic white Russian recipe, vodka is infused with chai tea to create a rich and creamy cinnamon-spiced cocktail. 

Chai Infused White Russian

Between Friendsgiving celebrations, holiday open houses, Christmas parties, Hanukkah dinners and New Year’s Eve festivities, I figured we could all use another easy cocktail recipe for the season!

The first event I have coming up is a Friendsgiving get together at my friend Kristy’s house which gave me the perfect excuse to come up with a unique cocktail. More relaxed and less structured than traditional Thanksgiving celebrations, Friendsgiving is a great opportunity to start new traditions. The star of this modern spin on the classic white Russian recipe is vodka that has been steep with black chai tea bags.

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What is chai?

Chai is black tea that is flavored with warm spices including cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, and nutmeg. After as little as an hour or two, the vodka turns black as it infuses with all of these intoxicating scents of the season.

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For a silky, creamy texture I like to use heavy whipping cream. While you could use milk or half and half, I figure what better time than the holidays to indulge in a little full fat cream. Am I right?

Your straw is waiting.

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Chai Infused White Russian

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A modern twist on the classic white Russian recipe, vodka is infused with chai tea bags to produce a rich and creamy cinnamon-spiced cocktail. 
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 3 bags chai black tea
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces coffee liquor (such as Kahlua)
  • 8 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Place vodka and chai tea bags in a mason jar or glass bowl and let steep for a minimum of two hours. When vodka has finished infusing, remove tea bags and discard.
  • To make the cocktail, shake together the chai infused vodka, coffee liquor and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain and pour over 4 glasses filled with ice.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 0gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 10mgFiber: 0g

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8 responses to “Chai Infused White Russian Cocktail”

  1. Matthew Cetta Avatar
    Matthew Cetta

    Liz I stumbled on this looking for chai infused alcohol. Jealous of your drip shot!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much!!! Appreciate that!

  2. Gina @Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @Running to the Kitchen

    This is definitely something I want to try! Thanks!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you like it – cheers!

  3. JulieD Avatar
    JulieD

    This looks soooo good! I love the addition of chai!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Wish we could enjoy one together! xo

  4. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting Avatar
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    Seriously with this?? I’m in love!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So yummy and festive! xo

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.