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Chai Infused White Russian Cocktail

    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

    5 stars
    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 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 4


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


    • 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.


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

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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